Floral offerings at Shwedagon Pagoda

Devotees carrying floral offerings at Shwedagon Pagoda at the ceremony to commemorate the  Metta Akhadaw Day.  Photo: Zaw Min Latt
Devotees carrying floral offerings at Shwedagon Pagoda at the ceremony to commemorate the Metta Akhadaw Day.  Photo: Zaw Min Latt

Floral offerings were made at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon yesterday, the Fullmoon Day of Wagaung or the Metta Akhadaw Day.
Beginning from 5.30 am, the country’s famous pagoda saw a series of religious activities including the Metta Akhadaw Day ceremony, the flower offering ceremony and Sabbath keeping ceremony at the respective locations.
First, the members of the Pagoda Broad of Trustees and various religious organizations offered flowers, water, fruits and incense to the Buddha images at a chamber, followed by the uninterrupted recitation of religious verses at a chamber where ancient Buddha images are kept to the mark the
day. Then the devotees went round the pagoda clock-wise, carrying flowers arranged in the design of a pagoda, which were later offered to the Buddha images at every chamber on the pagoda platform.
A congregation then offered day meal to the learned monks, after receiving the Precepts from them.
Similarly, Buddha devotees in Yangon also observed the Metta Akhadaw Day at other pagodas including Botahtaung Pagoda, Kaba Aye Pagoda, Maha Wizaya Pagoda, Shwephonepwint Pagoda, Meilamu Pagoda, Mogaung Pagoda, Kyaikkasan Pagoda, Kyaikwaing Pagoda, Ngadatgyi, Chaukhtetgyi and Koedatgyi Pagodas.—Zaw Min Latt

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