In commemoration of the arrival of religious objects to be fixed atop Nay Pyi Taw Eternal Peace Pagoda and Buddha images to Hpa-an, an eternal peace Dhamma ceremony was held on the platform of Thit Hta Man Aung Pagoda, Hpa-an, Kayin State yesterday evening where Shwe Parami Forest Monastery Sayadaw Ashin Sandadika delivered a sermon on peace.
The event was attended by Kayin State Hluttaw Speaker U Saw Chit Khin, Kayin State government members, departmental officials, pagoda trustee board members, Buddhist organizations, donors and devotees.
Earlier in the morning the Buddha images and religious objects were consecrated in the consecration hall of Lawka Marazein Pagoda in Dawei by Sayadaws and sanghas. The Buddha images and religious objects were then carried around Dawei town on a motorcade by Taninthayi Region Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Maung Aye, Taninthayi Region Chief Judge U Tin Aung, Taninthayi Region Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Kyi Soe, Region government members, trustee board members and Buddhist organizations.
The Buddha images and religious objects were then sent to Kayin State, Hpa An town where Kayin State Hluttaw Speaker U Saw Chit Khin, Kayin State Chief Judge U Saw San Lin, State Hluttaw Deputy Speaker Daw Nang Thuzar Khin, Kayin State government members, departmental officials, pagoda trustee boards and Buddhist organizations were at hand to welcome it.
The Buddha images and religious objects will tour 11 States and Regions for public obeisance. — Han Lin Naing
(Translated by Zaw Min)