Nay Pyi Taw December 29
The 90th Birthday and 70th Vasa of Nagarhnakaung Monastery Sayadaw State Ovada Cariya Abhidhaja Agga Maha SaddhammaJotika Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Dhamma Siri was held in Tachilek, Shan State (East)this morning.
It was also attended by the monks led by the Nagarhnakaung Monastery Sayadaw, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Commander of Triangle Region Command Maj-Gen Khin Hlaing, departmental officials and locals.
The Senior General and wife and party paid homage to the Buddha images at Nagar-hnakaung monastery and offered fruits to them. Afterwards, they paid homage to the Nagarhnakaung Monastery Sayadaw and donated bird’s nests to the Nagarhnakaung Monastery Sayadaw.
Nagarhnakaung Monastery Sayadaw State Ovada Cariya Abhidhaja Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Dhamma Siri, Thiladhamma GonetharTawyaMonastery (Wasipake) Sayadaw Bhaddanta Vimala, the Senior General and wife, senior military officers and their wives donated rice and offertories to 300 monks led by Kyaingyin Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotika Bhaddanta Khemasara, Sayadaw Thong Siri Mongklom Thera of Sarikwanhtaung Monastery from Chiang Mai District in Thailand and Mongphone Sayadaw Saddhamma Jotika Dhaja Agga Maha Kammatthanacariya Bhaddanta Nyanasamvara and 50 nuns. Next, the birthday celebration of the Nagarhnakaung Monastery Sayadaw followed. The Senior General and wife, senior military officers and their wives, departmental officials and local ethnics received Parittas recited by members of the Sangha.
The Senior General and wife offered alms to the Nagahnakaung Monastery Sayadaw, who presented them with a Buddha image and Dhamma gifts. The senior military officers in attendance also offered provisions to the Sayadaws and members of the Sangha. Then, they shared merits gained.
Afterwards, the Nagahnakaung Monastery Sayadaw and the Senior General cut the birthday cake and gave away pieces to those present. The Senior General, wife and party offered day meal to the Sayadaws and members of the Sangha.
The Senior General and party then went to Maha Myat Muni Monastery in Tachilek and paid homage to Abbot Agga Maha Saddhama Jotikadhaja Bhaddanta Pannasami. The Senior General and wife made cash donation for the Sayadaw and the senior military officers offertories sharing merits gained.