Religious objects enshrined at Eternal Peace Pagoda

President, First Lady and State Counsellor attend religious ceremony at Eternal Peace Pagoda

President U Win Myint, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko check the religious objects together with Sayadaw Ashin Sandadika before the golden objects are enshrined at the Eternal Peace Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo:  MNA
President U Win Myint, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko check the religious objects together with Sayadaw Ashin Sandadika before the golden objects are enshrined at the Eternal Peace Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

A ceremony to enshrine religious objects and hoist a golden umbrella on top of replica stupas at the Eternal Peace Pagoda built at Yazathingaha Road near Gangawpan Treffic Circle, Dekhinathiri Towsnhip, Nay Pyi Taw was held yesterday morning. The event was attended by President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Pagoda Ovadacariya Sayadaws led by State Ovadacariya Pyinmana Maha Visutarama Zaygon Monastery Presiding Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maharattha Guru Bhaddantaka Vihara graced the event which was attended by President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice-President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay, Union Ministers, Union Attorney General, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman, Deputy Minister U Min Thu, Nay Pyi Taw Council members and their spouses, donors and departmental officials.
Before the ceremony began, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi offered fruits, flowers and water to the Buddha image in the Dhammayone (congregation hall).

At the ceremony, President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay and guests took the nine precepts from the Ovadacariya Pyinmanan Maha Visutarama Zaygon Monastery Presiding Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maharattha Guru Bhaddantaka Vihara.
Next, donors offered paritta flowers, water, thread and sand to the Members of the Sanghas. The audience then listened to the Sanghas reciting the parittas after which donors sprinkled the paritta water and sands all over the pagoda compound and tied paritta thread around the compound as protection against evil.
Afterwards President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho presented the golden umbrella to be hoisted on top of the pagoda and offerings to be enshrined in the pagoda to State Ovadacariya Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maharattha Guru Bhaddantaka Vihara. This was followed by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi presenting offerings including an offering from Shwe Parami Tawya Sayadaw Ashin Sandadika to be hoisted onto the pagoda and offerings to be enshrined in the pagoda to Lewe city Pauk Myaing monastery Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maharattha Guru Bhaddanta Zanenda.
Later Vice President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay presented offerings to be enshrined in the pagoda to Nay Pyi Taw Sangha Nayaka Chairman Agga Maha Gandakavasaka Pandita Tatkon city Shwe In Yeiktha monastery Sayadaw Bhaddanta Pannasami.

Finally, Union Ministers, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman and donors presented offerings to be enshrined at the pagoda to Sayadaws and Sanghas.
After presenting the offerings, President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay and the audience listened to the sermon of State Ovadacariya Zaygon Sayadaw and shared merits for donations made.
Later the ceremony continued with President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice President U Myint Swe and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay and the audience carrying the offerings to the pandal by circling the pagoda in a clockwise direction.
At the designated auspicious time, Shwe Parami Tawya Sayadaw Ashin Sandardika, President U Win Myint, Vice President U Myint Swe, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman and donors placed the offerings to be enshrined in the pagoda at the designated place. The place was then sealed by Shwe Parami Tawya Sayadaw and the President after which they sprinkled scented waters.
Shwe Parami Tawya Sayadaw, the President, Vice President, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman and donors then hoisted the golden umbrella and other offerings atop the pagoda and sprinkled scented waters on it.
Afterwards, Shwe Parami Tawya Sayadaw Ashin Sandadika and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi provided offerings to a replica pagoda of Eternal Peace Pagoda in the Dhamma Hall and sprinkled scented waters on it. After the Sayadaws and Sanghas had finished reciting the religious verses, the ceremony came to a successful conclusion. — Myanmar News Agency

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