Nay Pyi Taw pagodas packed with donors on Kason Full Moon Day

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The 13th Kason water pouring event in progress at Dardusara Pagoda yesterday.

On the Full Moon Day of Kason (Buddha Day), the pagodas in the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory were alive with devotees who did merit, watered the Maha Bodhi banyan trees, donated rice to monks and gave a feast in charity to all comers.
The 15th Kason Water Pouring Ceremony, donation ceremonies to monks, a paper-reading ceremony to commemorate the Buddha, and a light-offering ceremony at night were held in the precinct of the Uppatasanti Pagoda.
In addition, Buddha Gaya (Nay Pyi Taw), Maha Thetkyaramsi Pagoda, Yanaungmyay Shwelathla Pagoda, Dardusara Pagoda, , Yanaung Chantha Pagoda, Hlaykhwin Hill Pagoda, Koe Nawinn Pagoda, Sutaungpyae Lawka Marazein Pagoda, Koe Khan Gyi Pagoda, Lawkayannein Pagoda, Phaungtaw Chatma Pagoda, and Letlode Hill Pagoda were also crowded with religious associations, locals, and devotees offering food, water and flowers to pagodas, keeping the Sabbath, watering the Maha Bodhi Bo Tree and donating refreshments. Pagodas and Maha Bodhi Bo Tree in villages, wards, and townships were also packed with merit-doers in the evening.
Traffic police assisted the pilgrims on the day of Kason Full Moon, and the Myanmar Police Force undertook security duty for the pilgrims. — Aung Ye Thwin/CT

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