All our group members are 14staff and joiner 2persons. We enjoyed our trip and took many photos there. After returned back, I cannot give time to post photos for this trip in my this blog because I have to pick up my many works. Now I got spare time a little. So, I want to write and publish this post. See and enjoy my pictures.
At 5:00 PM, we arrived at Mawlamyine.
On 6th Janurary, we went Win Sein Hill Missionary where there is The Zinathukha Yan Aung Chantha Reclining Buddha Image. Now, I want to describe about it.
The Word Win Sein in Mon mean Sin-Lu-Eying. Its area is about 499.62 arces. It is situated beside the Mawlamyine-Than phyu Zayat road about 14 miles from Mawlamyine. The Sayadaw first founded the Ma-She-Ma-Shoke Pagoda and kept on building, the Aung Lin Pagoda, Seik nine yoke pine pagoda, Ba-Hu-Dei-War, Khan-Ti-Sa Pagoda including other 450 Pagodas. He also constructed religious buildings such as the Ka-Lya-Ni-Thein, Bonmi-ya-zar Hall' 500 statues of monks Dat-Say-Kan monestary, Wut Monestary, Sa-Laung Bon Monestary, Ma-Ni-Au-Ga Monestary.
The Image of the Reclining Buddha was established by Sayadaw himself on the 10th Warning Moon of Pyatho, 1353(myanmar year) and the construction is continuing up to present day. The image is 110 feet in height, including 8stories and 182 rooms with statues, reliefs and paintings depicting the events in the history of buddhism. At present, decoration of over 100 rooms has finished.
Where as, the Head of the Reclining Buddha lying westwar(the Nayraban posture) is intended to pict the delivery of sermons for attaining the ultimate bless of Nibbana. The laying of the Right Hand to the side signifies the peace and harmony the people of Myanmar enjoys, engaging in their own activities unconcerned.
At present, 85% of the image has been completed, at a cost of over 180million kyats up to December 2001.
The world largest Reclining Buddha Image(length 400cubits)
(There is 8stories inside Buddha Image)
It is located in Myaing-kone Village, Mudon Township, Mon State. I did donate slabs for suitable construction. I want to share my good deeds so as to receive it equally with me. Please call Sardu three times. And, when you go to Mawlamyine, don't forget to visit there.
(To be continued for my vacation experience...)