Thatta Thattaha Maha Bodhdi Pagoda construction works begin in Kengtung

The replica of the Thatta Thattaha Maha Bodhi Pagoda which is under construction in Kengtung, eastern Shan State. Photo: Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services
The replica of the Thatta Thattaha Maha Bodhi Pagoda which is under construction in Kengtung, eastern Shan State. Photo: Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services

Tatmadaw (Army, Navy, Air) families and others donated to assist in the construction of the Abaya Raza Muni Buddha Image in the Pankwe Taungtaw Buddha Garden near Pankwe village. The garden is located some 15 miles east of Kengtung town. The project seeks to bring about peace in Eastern Shan State area, strengthen Theravada Buddhism and support regional development through the arrival of pilgrims, from both those in Myanmar and from abroad. The Buddha image is on a throne measuring 180 ft. by 150 ft. by 18 ft. high, while the image itself is 54 ft. high, reaching a total height of 72 ft.
Also, with the aim to help pilgrims and ethnic nationals in the hill areas who are unable to visit Bodh Gaya, a 108 ft. high Thatta Thattaha Maha Bodhi Pagoda, which is a replica of the Thatta Thattaha Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, is being built with the combined donations from Tatmadaw families and donors in the compound of the Pankwe Taungtaw Buddha Garden. Replicas of the four sites where Buddha attained enlightenment, was born, held his first sermon and attained Mahaparinirvana – known as Thanwayzaniya Four Sites – is also being built, as in the original sites.
Also displayed in the Buddha Garden are marble images of Buddha in various mudras, as well as stone inscriptions of religious verses and sayings by prominent Sayadaws, according to information released by the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief’s Office inviting pilgrims to visit.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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