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Devotees gather at Myanmar's Shwedagon pagoda to mark Buddha's birthday

Updated On May 22, 2024 01:31 PM IST
  • Devotees visit Shwedagon Pagoda as Buddhists mark Buddha's Birthday, which falls on the Full Moon Day of Kasone, in Yangon on Wednesday.
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Thousands of Buddhist devotees gathered at Myanmar's Shwedagon pagoda on Wednesday to mark the Buddha's birthday and to water a sacred Bodhi tree believed to be linked to his enlightenment.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 22, 2024 01:31 PM IST

Thousands of Buddhist devotees gathered at Myanmar's Shwedagon pagoda on Wednesday to mark the Buddha's birthday and to water a sacred Bodhi tree believed to be linked to his enlightenment.(AFP)

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Devotees pou ar water on a revered Bodhi tree at Shwedagon Pagoda. The Bodhi tree, also known as the "tree of awakening," holds great significance in Buddhism.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 22, 2024 01:31 PM IST

Devotees pou ar water on a revered Bodhi tree at Shwedagon Pagoda. The Bodhi tree, also known as the "tree of awakening," holds great significance in Buddhism.(AFP)

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Crowds made their way up a roofed stairway, crowded with stalls offering flowers, candles, and incense, to reach the hilltop complex that towers over the skyline of Yangon's bustling commercial hub.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 22, 2024 01:31 PM IST

Crowds made their way up a roofed stairway, crowded with stalls offering flowers, candles, and incense, to reach the hilltop complex that towers over the skyline of Yangon's bustling commercial hub.(AFP)

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In one corner people lined up to water a sacred and gnarled Bodhi tree, believed to have been born from a sapling of the tree the Buddha achieved enlightenment under thousands of years ago in India.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 22, 2024 01:31 PM IST

In one corner people lined up to water a sacred and gnarled Bodhi tree, believed to have been born from a sapling of the tree the Buddha achieved enlightenment under thousands of years ago in India.(AFP)

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Towering above them was the main, gold-plated spire of the Shwedagon Pagoda, which rises 99 meters (325 feet) into the sky and is believed to house four relics of the Buddha.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 22, 2024 01:31 PM IST

Towering above them was the main, gold-plated spire of the Shwedagon Pagoda, which rises 99 meters (325 feet) into the sky and is believed to house four relics of the Buddha.(AFP)

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Upon reaching the expansive marble platform adorned with smaller shrines, families dispersed and headed to various parts of the complex to make their offerings.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 22, 2024 01:31 PM IST

Upon reaching the expansive marble platform adorned with smaller shrines, families dispersed and headed to various parts of the complex to make their offerings.(AFP)

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