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May 25, 2020

Diamond orb, vane fixed atop Shwetaungsar Pagoda in Dawei

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife present the Diamond orb to the Sayadaws before it is fixed atop the Shwetaungsar Pagoda in Dawei.  Photo: Myanmar News Agency
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife present the Diamond orb to the Sayadaws before it is fixed atop the Shwetaungsar Pagoda in Dawei.  Photo: Myanmar News Agency

A ceremony to fix the holy Diamond Bud and Vane atop the Shwetaungsar Pagoda was held yesterday in Dawei, Taninthayi Region.
The presiding monk of Zayyawaddy Monastery, State Ovadacariya Sayadaw Agga Mahapandita Bhaddanta Thuriya and Members of the Sangha attended the ceremony while Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife were also present at the ceremony.
The ceremony opened with the attendees receiving the Nine Precepts from Sayadaw Agga Mahapandita Bhaddanta Thuriya, State Ovadacariya and the presiding monk of the Zayyawaddy Monastery.
The Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and wife then offered the Diamond Orb and offertories to the Zayyawaddy Monastery’s presiding monk.
Before the religious objects were fixed atop the pagoda, the congregation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and wife circled the pagoda clockwise conveying them for public obeisance. Afterwards, the objects were conveyed to the top of the pagoda where officials were waiting to fix them atop the pagoda. —Myanmar News Agency

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