29 May 2022
The final rites of the State Ovadacariya Sayadaw Presiding Nayaka of Ponnya Neinmitayama Shwethuwun Monastery took place at the monastery in Yangon on Saturday.
The ceremony was attended by members of the Sangha, Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko and many other officials. It took place in line with the religious norms.
Also, the message of repentance sent by the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee was read out while Union Minister U Ko Ko read another one sent by the ministry.
Agga Maha Siri Sudama Mani Zotadhara U Sein Hla Win also read the message sent by the Buddhist Literature Association.
The Union Minister and the party made donations to Sayadaws and listened to the sermons delivered and shared the merits. The biography of the Shwethuwun Sayadaw was also read out.
After the set procedures, the remains of the late Sayadaw were conveyed by the Karaweik decorated float to the Thuwunna Bhumi in Thingangyun Township, where the crematorium was built. When the remains of the late Sayadaw were conveyed to the crematorium, his three disciples Sayadaws pressed the button to burn the remains.
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