10th Waso robe offering in Uppatasanti Pagoda

Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko and Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo offer Waso robe to a Buddha Image at the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.   Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko and Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo offer Waso robe to a Buddha Image at the Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  
Photo: MNA

A ceremony was held at Uppatasanti Pagoda, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday morning for the 10thWaso robe offering and the successful conclusion of the 104th non-stop recitation of Pa Htan (Patthana).
Before the ceremony commenced, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Union Attorney General U Tun Tun Oo, Nay Pyi Taw Command Commander Maj-Gen. Myint Maw and officials offered Waso robes and food to the jade Buddha images in the Uppatasanti Pagoda cave’s four directions.
Next, the ceremony attendees took the nine precepts from Ovadacariya (patron) Sayadaw of the Uppatasanti Pagoda trustee board and listened to the Sanghas reciting Parittas.
Afterwards, the Union Minister, Union Attorney General, Nay Pyi Taw Command Commander and officials offered offertories to the Sayadaw and Sanghas.
Following this, Union Minister and attendees listened to a sermon by Lewe Township Paukmyaing monastery Sayadaw and shared the merit. The Union Minister and officials then offered “soon”, a day meal, to the Sayadaw and Sanghas.
As the day was the Full Moon Day of Waso (Dhammacakka Day), devotees flocked to pagodas in Nay Pyi Taw Council area, while people enjoying the holiday thronged into Nay Pyi Taw Water Fountain Garden and the zoo.—Myanmar News Agency

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