July 08, 2017

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Relics unearthed at ancient pagoda in Sagaing

Unearthed Buddha Images seen.
Unearthed Buddha Images seen.

RELICS including 331 bronze Buddha Images were unearthed at the ancient pagoda near Meza river in Inndaw Township, Sagaing Region recently.
The Buddha Images and relics were discovered while renovation of the pagoda was being undertaken at the end of last month, said locals, adding that the relics found in the pagoda are being kept for public obeisance.
The ancient pagoda, with the title of Maha Muni Datu Yanthi, was built by King Monyin in 796, they said.
The pagoda that stands 13.5 feet tall is being rebuilt to a height of 27 feet with the use of contribution funds provided by well wishers.



Maung Chit Lin


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