Botahtaung Pagoda

Botahtaung Pagoda

 

The Botahtaung Pagoda is located on the Botahtaung Paya Road. Situated beside the Yangon River, the Botahtaung Pagoda means literally the Pagoda of the thousand military leaders and they were the ones who escorted the relics of the Buddha brought from India over two thousand years ago.The Botahtaung Pagoda was a famous Land-mark on Yangon's waterfront. Pagoda is hollow inside and you can walk through it.


Botahtaung Pagoda


The Buddha's sacred hair relic in the main paogda.


One of the Buddha Images in Botahtaung Pagoda


Botahtaung Boe Boe Gyi


The statue of Saraswati (or) Thuya Thathi Meldaw, in the pagoda's compound. She is known to be guardian of the Three Pitakats.


Praying in the prayer hall


Vendors of Coconut, Bananas, shawls, candles, and other offertries, just outside the pagoda.


Ahmagyi Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda. Hundreds of people come to this place to donate offertories and also to ask for blessing of the sister.






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