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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Shwedagon Pagoda and the Zenith Passage of the Sun on Vesak Day of Buddha

An article discusses the orientation of the Shwedagon Pagoda, the gilded stupa situated on Singuttara Hill in Yangon, Myanmar, and a possible link with the sunrise on the days of the zenith passage of the sun. These days are also linked to the Festival of the Full Moon of the month of Kason, the second month of the traditional Burmese calendar. In Myanmar, this is the festival of the Vesak Day of Buddha.

 PHILICA, 2018, Article number 1233.


The south-eastern side of Shwedagon Pagoda. Image Courtesy: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen


A monk is walking on the facade. Image Courtesy: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen.



Sunrise direction on the day of the Kason Festival, 29 April 2018 (Courtesy SunCalc.org).