Ground consecration ceremony held for building Eternal Peace Pagoda

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The congregation led by Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko receives the Nine Precepts from the Members of the Sangha at the site chosen for building for Eternal Peace Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

A ground consecration ceremony to build a pagoda dedicated to eternal peace in Myanmar was held in the compound of Yanaungmyin Shwe Latt Hla Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
At the ceremony, the congregation led by Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko and Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council Dr. Myo Aung received the Nine Precepts from the State Ovadacariya Sayadaw Abhidaja Maharatthaguru Bhaddanta Kavisara and presented the religious objects for the ceremony to the Members of the Sangha.
At the site where the pagoda would be built, Members of the Sangha recited the parittas and holy verses of the Buddha while the congregation held religious objects.
Afterwards, the laypersons buried the pots filled with the religious objects in the compound of the site chosen for the pagoda.
The Eternal Peace Pagoda will be built on the 1.3 acres of land and it will be 54 ft high when completed.
A meeting regarding the building of the pagoda was held at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture on 8 May.
Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko and members of the leading committee, working committees and sub-working committees took part in the meeting. Under the aegis of Shweparami Tawya Sayadaw Maha Saddhamma Jotika Dhaja Dhamma Kahtika Bahujana Hitadhara Ashin Sanddardhika, the pagoda will be built with the donation of Chairman of Tatlan Developer Company U Shein Win, laypersons and wellwishers.

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