August 19, 2016

Ancient Buddha statues found in Sagaing

Ancient Buddha statues found in Sagaing.
Ancient Buddha statues found in Sagaing.

ANCIENT Buddha images were found in a village located in Indaw Township in Sagaing Region, locals say.
The ten Buddha images were discovered within the compound of monastery in Ywahalung Village while doing sanitation around the archway of an ancient pagoda by villagers on 25 June.
“This is one of ancient pagodas situated in the region. We don’t know exactly when the pagoda began. We collected those statues after removing broken brick pieces from inner part of the pagoda’s archway,” said U Thuzata, the abbot of the monastery.
Plans are underway to make a study on the newly discovered Buddha icons.  Currently, these statues have been placed at the village monastery for public observation.


Lu Aung (Katha)


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