Ten thousand lights festivals were held at Maha Muni Buddha Image, Kyauktawgyi Buddha Temple and Mandalay Hill’s Pagoda yesterday at the night of Thadingyut full moon in Mandalay.
The lighting at the pagodas in the town also marked the traditional cultural expression.
The seventh month in Myanmar Lunar calendar corresponds to the Day of the Lord Buddha delivered Abhidhamma to His deceased mother at Tavatimsa. Pagodas in Mandalay yesterday were packed with devotees offering flowers, water and lights, and taking Precepts.
On this auspicious day of Thadingyut full moon, Buddhists mostly went to the Maha Muni Buddha Image in the early morning to pay homage, offering flowers, water and lights, and also visited other famous pagodas including the Jade Pagoda and the Sacred Tooth Relic Pagoda.
Buddhist religious buildings (Dhamma Yone) in downtown Mandalay were filled with people to receive Precepts from the monks and wellwishers donated food charity to people, rice and offertories to the Members of Sangha and nuns on the streets in Mandalay.
The three pagodas at the foot of Mandalay Hill, Kyauktawgyi, Sandamuni and Kuthodaw pagodas were crowded with festival goers.
Min Htet Aung (Sub printing house)