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Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3   Leave a comment


Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

 

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Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2   Leave a comment


Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipedia

 

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1   1 comment


Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 1

 

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

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The Founding Day of Khian Teik Tong Prayers Ceremony at Poh Kock Seah   Leave a comment


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Khian Teik Tong was declared by the British Administration as a Secret Society and thus was banned. Poh Hock Seah was then founded after the banning of KTT. In the early days, KTT was an organization of body-guards that accompanied the merchants from Penang to other countries to protect these traders from unforeseen circumstances. Thus, it is not surprising to see branches of KTT in other neighbouring countries like Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand. KTT in Indonesia has evolved into Hok Tek Tong with the Head Office in Padang, Indonesia as KTT in Indonesia was also banned by the Dutch Colonial Administration too. The surviving branch with original name of KTT is found in Yangon ( Rangoon ) of Myanmar ( Burma ) which has existed to this day. A small shrine with KTT inscriptions was found in Phuket, Thailand but no members was found there. All KTT and the new organizations had evolved to legal religious, cultural and welfare organizations.

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Hok Tek Tong’s visit to Poh Hock Seah, Penang   Leave a comment


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The historical background of Hok Tek Tong stretches back to 1800’s when a Mr Lie from Kian Teik Tong ( formerly the name of the present Poh Hock Seah of Penang ) of Penang carried an idol of Twa Peh Kong to Padang of Sumatera, Indonesia. Thus the long relationship of these two religious and cultural organizations was established but only renewed recently after the loss of contact for the past 100 years. It was also discovered this year there is another organization of a similiar nature in Yangon of Myanmar.

SP Lim

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