Matho Robe-Offering Ceremony organized at Mahamuni Pagoda

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Mandalay Region Chief Minister and officials offer Matho-robe to the Mahamuni Buddha Image on 29 November 2020. Photo: Min Htet Aung (Mandalay sub-printing house)

A ceremony to offer Matho robe-offering ceremony to the Mahamuni Buddha Image was held at pagoda’s platform in Mandalay yesterday.
Yedaw Sayadaw Bhaddanta Ukkatha and members of the pagoda’s board of trustees first offered lights, foods, water, and flowers to the Buddha Image in the early morning.
The event was attended by Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung, Hluttaw Speaker U Aung Kyaw Oo, departmental officials and well-wishers.
Yedaw Sayadaw Bhaddanta Ukkahta, the Chief Minister, Hluttaw Speaker, and cabinet members offered Matho robe to the Buddha Image.
The Chief Minister presented cash awards and certificates of honour to the weaving team of Yekyipauk Village, the weaving team of Ohntaw Village, the weaving team of Inle region, and Koelonetaka tailoring team.
Chair of the pagoda’s board of trustees presented cash awards and certificate of honour to the team making services at the pagoda. The 31st Matho robe offering ceremony was organized in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports. —Min Htet Aung (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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