Final rites of Tachilek Naga Hnakaung Sayadaw take place in Shan State (East)

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The remains of Naga Hnakaung Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Dr Bhaddanta Dhammasiri seen being covered with a velvet layer during the final rites of Sayadaw in Tachilek yesterday.

A ceremony to organize the final rites of Naga Hnakaung Monastery Presiding Patron State Ovadacariya Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Dr Bhaddanta Dhammasiri took place in Tachilek of Shan State (East) yesterday afternoon.
Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye and attendees took the Five Precepts from Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja Thanlyin Minkyaung Sayadaw Dr Bhaddanta Candima Bhivamsa.
The remains of Naga Hnakaung Sayadaw were covered with a velvet layer. Invited members of the Sangha recited messages sent by the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, the Shan State Sangha Nayaka Committee, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, and foreign Theravada Buddhist Missionaries.
The biography of the Sayadaw was recited. Guests donated discarded robes and alms dedicated to the Sayadaw. Members of the Sangha recited three stanzas of Gatha on Annicca Vata Samkhara and shared merits gained.
The remains of the Sayadaw were conveyed onto the incinerator, and the remains were ablaze.
The final rites ceremony was also attended by SAC members, Union ministers, the Shan State chief minister, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, the commander of Triangle Region Command and guests. — MNA/TTA

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