Pilgrims throng Maravijaya Buddha Image

The Maravijaya Buddha Image in the precinct of Buddha Park in Dekkhinathiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw is crowded with pilgrims.
It is open to the public free of charge from 8 and 16 August between 6 am and 8 pm. The monks, nuns and visitors flocked to the pagoda and made donations on 8 August.
There will be inspections under security measures for the safety of pilgrim people and apart from the escalator, the officials arrange vehicles for monks, the elderly and the disabled.
The donors donate vegetable biryani to the pilgrims at the pagoda.
Moreover, there are spacious places for the pilgrims and religious organizations to recite Gathas and the people can view round the pagodas in 24 special chambers around the platform of the Maravijaya Buddha Image.
Similarly, the people can pay homage to the 720 stone plaque chamber pagodas on which Tri Pitaka treatises were curved in Pali and Romanized languages.
The Thudhamma public houses constructed with traditional architecture were also packed with the pilgrims and the water fountain square and other recreational sites in Buddha Park were also crowded with throngs of visitors. — ASH/KTZH

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