Shwe Saryan Pagoda (Thaton)

Shwe Saryan Pagoda was built by King Thuriya Sanda. and believed to have enshrined eight hair relics of Kakusana Buddha. the staff of Gonaguna Buddha. the emerald alms bowl of Kassapa Buddha and four tooth relics of Gautama Buddha. in addition to gold images. It was built on Thuna Pranta Hill. Gautama Buddha arrived in Thaton on the first waning moon day of Thadingyut of 105 Maha Sakarit. He was taking leave of Weluwun Monastery donated by the king after four months when the king implored Him and He gave the four tooth relics. They were enshrined in gold. silver and ruby caskets.

Then Buddha was implored to give a name to the pagoda whereupon Buddha was said. to name it Shwe Saryan for its longevity. It is 251 feet night. with Mya Thein Tan Pagoda or Thagya Pagoda in the east. with Shwe Chegan Pagoda on its platform. and Pitakataik Pagoda in the north.

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