Buddha Pujaniya of Shwesaryan Pagoda draws crowds of pilgrims

Patheingyi, 16 March — This year’s Buddha Pujaniya festival of Shwesaryan Pagoda located in Patheingyi Township of Mandalay District, attracted crowds from Mandalay and its surrounding townships, as well as Shan State, which has ties to the religious site.
This year, the festival was held from 4 to 13 March. The pagoda was built by Saw Mon Hla, an ethnic Shan queen of King Anawrahta during the Bagan period.
During the festival, domestic products, traditional foods, herbal plants and toys made of toddy palms were sold by vendors from Shan State. Shan youths played traditional drums as a tribute to Saw Mon Hla. Thiha Ko Ko (Mandalay)(3) - Copy(4) - Copy

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