Pindaya Pagoda Festival

Month:   March
Visited: 1914 Time

      Shan, PaO, Palaung, Taung Yoe, Intha, Danu groups from around Pindaya come in bullock carts and camp under the huge banyan trees to celebrate the festival. Harvest has been done and crops are sold for festival. The Pindaya Cave houses hundreds of Buddha Images, some old and some new. Pindaya Shwe Oo Min cave Pagoda festival is held on and around Full moon day of Tabaung. It starts seven days before the full moon day. During the festival time, thousands of devotees come from villages around the area to the cave. It is a joyous scene, people coming in a group with car, or some are coming in huge line of Native bullock-cart. The tribal circle the ox-cards, and in the middle people cook, and sleep during festival. A kind of pagoda mall is set up at the foot of the hill under big shady Banyan trees to sell local products.