Pagodas in Yangon bustling with pilgrims in Thadingyut Festival

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Pagodas in Yangon, including the Shwedagon Pagoda, Maha Wizaya Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, Thiri Mingala Kaba Aye Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Shwephonepwint Pagoda, Kyaikwaing Pagoda, Ngahtetgyi Pagoda, Chaukhtetgyi Pagoda, Sacred Tooth Relic Pagoda, and Meilamu Pagoda, are alive with pilgrims in Thadingyut festival. Buddhists offered alms, water, flowers, oil lamps to the Buddha images and stupas. Members of the Pagoda Board of Trustees, religious associations and staff recited the Abhidhamma and held praying ceremonies at pagodas yesterday. In the evening, members of the Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees and staff lit 11,000 oil lamps donated by the people around the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Similarly, on the full moon of Thadingyut Abhidhamma Day, people pay homage to the pagodas with flowers and offertories, shared merits on the streets in various townships, paid homage to elders, parents and grandparents, observed Five Precepts, and lit candles, lanterns and colourful electric lights. —Zaw Min Latt (MNA)/Kyaw Soe Win/GNLM

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