On the full moon of Tabuaung yesterday, pagodas across the country were crowded with devotees.
A ceremony to consecrat and to offer robes to the Buddha Images were held at the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw, where devotees and pilgrims performed their meritorious deeds to mark the full moon day of Tabaung.
While the Uppatasanti Pagoda was packed with visitors, other pagodas in the Nay Pyi Taw Coucil Area also saw an influx of people who performed meritorious deeds.
In the late afternoon, Buddhist devotees and pilgrims took part in the nine thousand lights festival at the Uppatasanti Pagoda, Nay Pyi Taw Council Area and recited religious verses.
Buddhist devotees and pilgrims celebrated the annual pagoda festival on the full moon of Tabaung at the Yan Aung Myin Shwe Lat Hla Pagoda, the Datusaya Pagoda, the Sansara Nyein Aye Pagoda, the Koe Khan Gyi Pagoda, the Maha That Kya YanThi Standing Image and the Thatta Thattaha Maha Bodhi Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area.
(Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)