Religious title conferred on highest monk of the Shwe Kyin Order

Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko offers donations to Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vijjota in a Yangon monastery.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko offers donations to Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vijjota in a Yangon monastery.  Photo: MNA

Yangon Region government held a ceremony to pay respects to and confer Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru title on Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vijjota, the highest principal monk of the Shwe Kyin Order by the State at a monastery in Yangon yesterday.
Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vijjota administered the Five Precepts to the congregation led by Union Minister for Religious
Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko.
A Sayadaw read out the biography of Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vijjota and Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Phyo Min Thein supplicated on religious matters.
The Chief Minister then conferred the Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru title on the Sayadaw and donated K 5 million for him. He also presented K 100,000 each to 36 members of the Sangha attending the ceremony.
Chancellor of Sitagu World Buddhist University Sitagu Sayadaw Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Dr Bhaddanta Nyanisara delivered a sermon and pious deeds were shared.—Myanmar News Agency

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