Kabar Aye Pagoda is located on Kabar Aye Road. Mayangone Township. Yangon. Myanmar. The name “Kaba Aye” in Myanmar means “World Peace” to which this pagoda is dedicated.
Different from the other pagodas. Kabar Aye Pagoda was only built during 1952. This pagoda is significant for the Sixth World Buddhist Synod which was held in its large precinct in 1954. Myanmar people are Theravada Buddhist and are very deeply devoted to the religion. For the Sixth Buddhist Council. which was held during 1954-56. the Kabar Aye Pagoda was built in dedication to the council. The pagoda was built in 1954. The Kabar Aye Pagoda compound is a large one intended to have peace and quiet environment for the monks (Sangas) and the devotees.
The circular platform around the main pagoda is enclosed in the manner of a cave-temple and there are five porches decorated in the traditional style of flamboyant arched pediments. lotus flowers. lotus buds and the swastika motif in carved stucco. The main pagoda is 117 feet 6 inches (35.82m) high. with subsidiary smaller pagodas on the five porches each 8 feet (2.4m) high. The compound of the Kabar Aye Pagoda is a large one consisting of many monasteries and the stairways to the pagoda are full of vendors on both sides. selling many hand made products.
The Buddhist Art Museum. Maha Pasana Cave and newly built Wizaya Mingala Dhammathabin Hall are also located in the same precinct.
|Opening Hours||- 6am to 8pm daily|
|Admission Fees||- Free|
|Location||- Kabar Aye Road. Mayangone Township. Yangon. Myanmar|
Buddhist Art Museum
The Buddhist Art Museum at the Kabar Aye Pagoda has a wide collection of religious paraphernalia and Buddhist texts.
Maha Pasana Cave
To the North of the World Peace Pagoda. there is a great man-made cave 455 feet (138.32m) in length. 375 feet (114m) wide and having an internal dimension of 220 feet (66.88m) x 140 feet (42.56m) made in the shape of the cave in India. where the first Buddhist Synod or Great Council was held just some months after the Buddha went through Parinivarna. the Decease. The name of the Kabar Aye Cave is "Maha Pasana". meaning "Great Cave of Stone" and was built in 1953. It was in this great cavern that the Sixth Buddhist Synod was inaugurated in the year 2498 of the Buddhist Era (1954 AD) with 2500 venerable monks convening to recite and verify the words of the Buddha in Pali. the entire Tipitaka. which in printed form would take up about 40 volumes. The participants recited. edited. and approved the entire Buddhist scriptures known as the Three Pitakat. The cavern measures 455 by 370 feet.
The Gems Museum is located about 10 minutes walk from the Pagoda.