Stake driving ceremony held for Kyauksaryon pagodas and Sasana Beikmantaw in Maravijaya Buddha Park in Nay Pyi Taw

A ceremony to drive stakes for the construction of Kyauksaryon Pagodas and Sasana Beikmantaw took place yesterday morning in the Maravijaya Buddha Park, Dekkhina Thiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory.
The ceremony was attended by Sayadaws who will be conferred the title of 2022 Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru led by the Chairman of the State Sangha Mahanayaka Abhidhaja Maha Rattha Guru Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhammajotika Bhamo Sayadaw Dr Bhaddanta Kumara Bhi Vamsa, Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Members of the Council, Union Ministers, Chairman of the Nay Pyi Taw Council, Senior Tatmadaw Officials from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Commander of the Nay Pyi Taw Command, and invitees.
The ceremony was opened by Sayadaws by chanting “Namaw Tasa” three times and Sayadaws recited the Metta Sutta. Afterwards, the Senior General and those present at the ceremony chanted the Yatanataya Puja verse and the two verses of the Metta Po Poem three times in unison.
The Senior General and party took place at respective places to drive the stakes under the ancient traditions and performed the stake driving at the blessing time. Then, led by the Sayadaws, they recited the hymns beginning with “Jayantaw Bodhiya Mule”, and the ceremony was concluded after three recitations of Buddha Sasana Siran Tittatu.
The purpose of the construction of Kyauksaryon Pagodas is to pay homage to the Pyinsa Thingayana Tipitaka stone inscriptions at Maha Loka Marazin Pagoda in Mandalay, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2013 as the World’s Biggest Book, which is the collection of 729 stone tablets.
The Kyautsayon where the historical monument will be 21 feet long, 21 feet wide and 27 feet high, and other Kyauksayon will be 12 feet long, 12 feet wide and 18 feet high. The stone tablets will be 45 feet long, 75 feet high and 7.2 inches thick.
As the inscriptions are dedicated to the words of Buddha, they will be erected in front of the Maravijaya Buddha Image, and arrangements will be made for the pilgrims to be able to study the inscriptions while paying homage to the Buddha image.
It is also reported that modern equipment will be used to inscribe the verses of the Pitakas on marble stones in Pali scripts and Romanize language, and the Sasana Beikmantaw will also be built with magnificent Myanmar handicrafts. — MNA

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