Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visits Arakanese monastery worship for 11 viss new golden umbrella

Yangon: NLD president Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday visited an Arakanese monastery, a Lodaw Pyi, in Yangon to worship the 11.50 viss golden tiered and ornamented pagoda, said U Kumara, a spoke person of the monastery.

He said that Saw Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at 3:30 pm yesterday along with other NLD senior leaders to worship the golden tired and ornamented pagoda which will be set up at the top of the ancient Maha Muni shrine located in Kyauk Taw township in Arakan state.

“ We welcomed Daw Suu by playing an Arakanese royal drum when she entered our monastery. Many people cheered Daw Aung San Suu Kyi inside the monastery for visiting and worshiping the golden pagoda umbrella,” U Kumara said.

U Kumara received Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from the monastery gate and arranged to worship the 11.50 viss golden tired and ornamented pagoda.

“ Daw Suu put a golden ornament above the vane of the shrine on her head. During the time, I acclaimed and blessed her to live a long life,” U Kumara said.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left the monastery after spending 30 minutes there for religious purposes.

Former Prime minister Lt Gen (retired) U Khin Nyunt and his wife Daw Khin Win Shwe also visited the monastery on 20 March to worship the golden umbrella.

The golden umbrella of the shrine will be moved to Sittwe, the capital of Arakan state, from Yangon on 23 March by Myanmar airway, in order to set up in the ancient Mahamuni shrine located in Kyauk Taw in Arakan state on 6 April 2012.

It is learned that many functions will be held across Arakan state from 23 March when the golden umbrella of the shrine will arrive in Arakan state.