Buddha Pujaniya festival, consecration observed at Eternal Peace Pagoda

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Members of Sangha led by Presiding Sayadaw of Pauk Myaing Pariyatti Monastery Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Bhaddanta Janinda attend the Buddha Pujaniya festival and Buddha Consecration Ceremony of the Eternal Peace Pagoda on 29 November. Photo: MNA

The board of Trustees of Eternal Peace Pagoda organized a Buddha Pujaniya festival and Buddha Consecration Ceremony of the Eternal Peace Pagoda at the pagoda in Dekkhinathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw in line with COVID-19 guidelines yesterday.
The event was attended by Members of Sangha led by Presiding Sayadaw of Pauk Myaing Pariyatti Monastery Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Bhaddanta Janinda, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Acting Chair of Nay Pyi Taw Council U Aung Myin Tun, Deputy Minister U Kyi Min, Permanent Secretary U Tun Ohn, Directors-General, members of board of trustees and officials.
Before opening the event, Union Minister U Aung Ko, Acting Chair of Nay Pyi Taw Council U Aung Myin Tun, and Deputy Minister U Kyi Min offered foods, fruits, flowers, lights and water to the Buddha images inside the cave of the Eternal Peace Pagoda.
Members of Sangha consecrated the Buddha images inside the cave of the Eternal Peace Pagoda.
Congregation at the event took Nine Precepts from Presiding Sayadaw of Pauk Myaing Pariyatti Monastery Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Bhaddanta Janinda and listened to the parittas recited by Members of Sangha.
The Union Minister and officials made offertories to the Members of Sangha led by Presiding Sayadaw of Pauk Myaing Pariyatti Monastery Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Bhaddanta Janinda.
KYS 8775 72U Zaw Myint Pe presented the golden ribbon representing the Mingala Gong, which is donated by U Thein Tun Khaing and wife Daw Tin Win Htay, daughter Ma Su Yadana Tun for the pagoda, to the Union Minister who returned him certificate of honour.
Pictures of Aung Chin Shit Par were drawn on the surface of the Mingala Gong, which weighted 12 visses and five kyattha (around 43.38 pounds) and has a diameter of 30 inches.
The congregation listened to the sermon delivered by Presiding Sayadaw of Maha Ledisan Monastery Agga Maha Saddhama Jotika Dhaja Agga Maha Kamathanacariya Bhaddanta Eindavudha.
Construction of the Eternal Peace Pagoda began on 17 May 2018, and golden umbrella hoisting ceremony and consecration ceremony of the pagoda were successfully held on 11 November 2019.
Construction of the buildings relating to the pagoda continued—construction of north-east fence was 85 per cent complete, paving bricks on the road circling the pagoda was 85 per cent complete, construction of the ditch beside the pagoda’s platform was 65 per cent complete, laying marble tiles on the four gates of the pagoda’s building was 85 per cent complete, marble flooring on the pagoda’s platform was 25 per cent complete, and construction of the office for the pagoda’s board of trustees was 40 per cent complete.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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