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September 16, 2019

Holy religious objects hoisted atop Botahtaung Pagoda

Buddhist devotees attend the consecration ceremony and the hoisting of the golden umbrella, vane and diamond bud atop the Kyaikdayap Sandaw-U Pagoda in Botahtaung.  photo:mna
Buddhist devotees attend the consecration ceremony and the hoisting of the golden umbrella, vane and diamond bud atop the Kyaikdayap Sandaw-U Pagoda in Botahtaung.  photo:mna

A consecration ceremony and the hoisting of the golden umbrella, vane and diamond bud atop Botahtaung Pagoda in Botahtaung Township, Yangon, was held yesterday morning.
The attendees received the Nine Precepts from Yangon Region Thanlyin Minkyaung Monastery Sayadaw of Bhaddanta Sandima Bhivamsa.
The members of the Sangha recited the parittas.
The congregators, led by Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and wife, and donors handed over the diamond bud, the vane and the golden umbrella, as well as offertories. The Amyotha Hluttaw deputy speaker, union ministers, the Yangon Region chief minister and wife, the Yangon Region Hluttaw speaker and regional ministers and donors conveyed the diamond bud, the umbrella and the vane around the pagoda clockwise. The religious objects were then fixed with the pagoda before the members of the Sangha consecrated the pagoda. —Myanmar News Agency

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