MAHAPASANA CAVE

The Mahapasana Cave was built as part of the Kabar Aye Pagoda Complex and is kept in immaculate condition

To read about my visit to Mahapasana Cave, visit the blog here: Kabar Aye Pagoda & Mahapasana Cave For all the high-resolution photos from Mahapasana Cave: Click Here Entrance Fee: Free for both foreigners and locals Visiting Hours: The cave opens daily from around 6:00am until around 10:00pm Location: The Cave is located in Mayangon Township about one kilometer northeast of Inya Lake on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road near the Gem Museum north of Inya Lake Hotel. The Mahapasana Guha is directly north of Kabar Aye Pagoda

Mahapasana Cave

The Maha Pasana Cave (Mahapasana Guha, Mahapasana Cave) which translates to “Great Cave of Stone,” is located a stone’s throw to the north of the Kabar Aye Pagoda. The cave is a replica of a cave with the same name in India (Sattapani Grotto) where the first Buddhist Synod (Great Council) was held just some months after the Buddha underwent Parinirvana. This event was said to be over 2,500 years ago! Mahapasana Cave Mahapasana Cave Mahapasana Cave Built in 1952 and completed in 1954 for the Sixth Buddhist Synod, over 2,500 monks converged on the Mahapasana Cave to recite the words of the Buddha in Pali, the entire Tipitaka. The monks recited, edited, and approved all of the Buddhist scriptures, known as the Three Pitakat. The cave can accommodate up to 10,000 people and is still used to hold big religious ceremonies. The hall itself was commissioned by Prime Minister U Nu and measures 67 meters long and 43 meters wide. The Cave has six giant concrete pillars and six entrances marking the 6th Synod while the ceilings and walls are adorned with the teachings of the Tripitaka while the end of the hall has a Buddha image seated in the “Calling the Earth to Witness” posture. Mahapasana Cave Mahapasana Cave Mahapasana Cave Mahapasana Cave The Mahapasana Cave was built as part of the Kabar Aye Pagoda complex. For more information on the Kabar Aye Pagoda, click here. For all the high-resolution photos from Mahapasana Cave: Click Here IMG_1163IMG_1169IMG_1153IMG_1143IMG_1118IMG_1115IMG_1103IMG_1374IMG_1181IMG_1179IMG_1175IMG_1174 Resources: Kaba Aye Pagoda Wiki Global Travel Mate

Phillip Harbor

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02 Comments

  1. Myat Noe

    I want to know the architect of this cave

    June 30, 2016 Reply
    • Sidepiece Diplomat

      Not sure either, however it was built as a replica to a cave of the same name in India. If you find out, let me know!

      July 6, 2016 Reply

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