Thursday, March 01, 2012

Shwedagon Temple Details, Yangon

Encircling the pagoda were a series of small shrines, one for each day of the week and two for Wednesday. Devotees would offer flowers, prayers and pour water on the Buddha image corresponding to the day of the week on which they were born. Within the complex were other sheltered areas for meditating, praying, bring offerings, and placing requests. The structures were quite ornate, both in its interior and the roof. Glass mosaic columns reflected the colors of their surroundings. In various areas, people were enjoying their picnic lunches, absorbing the dynamic peacefulness and excitement. The gentle gong of drums and tinkling of chimes and bells managed to be heard above the voices. 

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