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September 23, 2019

Diamond orb, umbrella to be reinstalled at Pahtodawgyi Pagoda in Amarapura

Preparations are under way to reinstall an umbrella and diamond orb dislodged by powerful winds at Pahtodawgyi Pagoda in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region.
The religious objects were recovered after being blown away during the extreme weather on the night of 8 May.
Under the guidance of the Ovadacariya Sayadaws and permission of the region government, the umbrella and diamond orb will be hoisted atop the pagoda, according to the chairman of the pagoda board of trustees.
“The largest tier of the umbrella is 14.5 feet in diameter. The whole umbrella is 36.5 feet high. It was hoisted on 23 March, 2014,” he said. “We renovated all parts of the pagoda spending more than K200 million.”–Tin Maung (Mandalay)

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