Pahtaman Koe Nawin Pagoda containing 20 tons (13,000 viss) of mercury will be constructed on top of Mt. Thamanya Setkya in Pa-Auk Yo Go Village, Mawlamyine Town. The upper portions of the pagoda including diamond bud, inverted lotus, upturned lotus, banana bud and four standing Buddha images were placed on Shwedagon Pagoda to take in the warmth of Shwedagon Pagoda. This was conducted in a ceremony held at Yahu corner, victory land on the Shwedagon Pagoda platform yesterday morning.
First Sanghas led by Chairman of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, Bhamo Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kumara Bhivamsa and guests carried the upper portions of the Pahtaman Koe Nawin Pagoda and circled once around the platform of Shwedagon Pagoda.
The upper portions of the pagoda were then consecrated at live emerald eye pagoda on the upper platform of Shwedagon Pagoda. At the same time Mt. Thamanya Sayadawgyi Maha Khamahtana Cariya Bhaddanta Sobana, parents and family donated 13 tical (7.488 ounces) of gold worth K. 10.8 million for gold plating Shwedagon Pagoda followed by offering of donations to State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Chairman Sayadaw and sanghas. The upper portion of the pagoda will be placed on Shwedagon Pagoda to take in the warmth of the Shwedagon Pagoda until 12 March and then hoisting of the umbrella onto the pagoda will be made on 31 March.—MNA
(Translated by Zaw Min)