Maha Wizaya Pagoda, Yangon (Rangoon)

The Maha Wizaya Pagoda is a pagoda located on Shwedagon Pagoda Road in Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar. The pagoda, built in 1980, is located immediately south of the Shwedagon Pagoda on Dhammarakhita Hill. The enshrined relics were contributed by the King of Nepal, while the pagoda's hti was consecrated by Ne Win, the country's former leader. The construction of this particular pagoda is believed by some scholars to have been a form of merit-making on the part of Ne Win.The pagoda was built to commemorate the convening of the First Congregation of All Orders for the Purification, Perpetuation and Propagation of Sasana in 1980, which formed the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, a governmental regulatory body of Buddhist monks.
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  • This recent pagoda was built in 1980 thanks to the donations of people in Yangon in commemoration of the unification of the schools Burmese theravada. The main interest is the ceiling of the ambulatory representative of the mysterious astrological symbols, overnight, in the sky of a forest.
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  • In the Maha Wizaya you realize pagoda quickly that she is different. Most impressive is that the Interior with astrological ceiling paintings decorated. The walls are elaborately painted. During my stay, just the outer skin of the pagoda was repainted. So that the paint can harden sufficiently, the pagoda was completely covered and protected from the sunlight with towels. Between the cloths and the actual outer skin, the painter work. From my point of view a tough job. Worth a visit this pagoda in any case especially since she mur a couple stops metres from the Nr. 1 pagoda is located.
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  • Maha Wizaya Pagoda is located on the Dhammarakkhita Hill, which faces the famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. It was built in 1980, as usual there is an image of the Buddha inside the pagoda. The archi...  more »

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