AN offering of gold foils was held at Maha Thakkyamuni Shwemyinmi Pagoda in Thiri Mingala Ward, Meiktila, Mandalay Region, yesterday.
The ancient pagoda was built by King Narapati during the Bagan era. Vice Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee and the Abbot of the Shwebontha monastery of Meiktila Bhaddanta Vijjodaya administered the Five Precepts to the congregation. Attendees conveyed a diamond orb, religious parasol and pennant shape vane to the pagoda. Deputy Commissioner of the district U Tint Wai Thon, township officials and well-wishers hoisted the parasol, diamond orb and vane atop the pagoda.
Chan Thar (Meiktila)