August 19, 2016

Buddhists perform meritorious deeds on Full Moon Day of Waso

A ceremony to offer Waso robes to Buddha images at Uppatasanti Pagoda here Friday marked the second Full Moon Day of Second Waso, 1377 Myanmar Era.
Union Ministers U Thein Nyunt and U Soe Win, Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command
Maj-Gen Maung Maung Aye and party offered Waso robes to four Buddha images in the cave of
the pagoda.
In the evening, a total of 9,000 oil lamps were lit to illuminate the pagoda.
Devoted Buddhists packed pagodas in Yangon to perform meritorious deeds, take Sabbaths and practise meditation. Most of the pilgrims offered Waso robes and gold foil to the pagodas and Buddha images.
Religious association recited the Dhammaçakka Pavuttana Sutta and other religious verses on the platforms of Botahtaung, Tooth Relic, Chaukhtetgyi, Ngahtetgyi and other famous pagodas in Yangon.
In Mandalay, devotees visited pagodas and religious edifices, some of them releasing fish and birds there.
In both urban and rural areas, local residents donated meals and refreshments to pilgrims from around the country.


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