Pyilonechantha Hsu Taung Pye Maha Datu Pagoda consecration ceremony held

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Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pays homage to sacred diamond bud at the consecration ceremony of Pyilonechantha Hsu Taung Pye Maha Datu Pagoda in Pyin Oo Lwin. Photo: MNA

A consecration ceremony and hoisting of an umbrella, vane and diamond bud onto Pyilonechantha Hsu Taung Pye Maha Datu Pagoda in Dattaw Monastery, Anisakhan, Pyin Oo Lwin was held on Friday morning.
The ceremony was attended by monks led by State Ovadacariya (Patron) Mandalay Maha Wizitayone, Monastery Chief Patron Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maharattha Guru Bhaddanta Visaraneda Bivamsa, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Commander-in-Chief (Air) and his wife, high ranking officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) and their wives, Central Command Commander, senior Tatmadaw officers from Pyin Oo Lwin cantonment, donors, invited guests and the local people.
The attending monks, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and his wife, and high ranking Tatmadaw officers carried the sacred relics, umbrella, vane and diamond bud around the pagoda.
Following that ritual, the sacred relics, umbrella, vane and the diamond bud were placed onto respective places and the consecration of the pagoda was conducted. After the ceremony, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief, his wife and other ceremony attendees offered “soon” (meal) to the sanghas and nuns.

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