The body of late Win Sein Taw Ya Sayadaw, preserved in a glass-coffin, was transferred to a new building, Bhumi Yarzar Dhama Hall, on the compound of Win Sein Taw Ya temple, on Sunday [January 24]. Yet, it will be placed at the hall for 10 days only, in order for public to visit and pay respect. After 10 days, it will be transferred to a
special building, Thawara Nipan [Forever Nirvana] hall, on February 3.
Thousands of people, including Mon State’s outgoing chief minister and government staff, participated in the ceremony. Several foreigners, who came to visit the temple, also joined the event.
Win Sein Taw Ya Sayadaw Vattanda Kay Thara passed away, at the age of 95, from a heart attack on April 24, 2015, at Asia Royal Hospital, in Yangon, and his body was later transferred to Mon State on the same day.
He started the construction of the first Reclining Buddha statue in 1992 and the statue is now 400-meter-long. The Reclining Buddha is located in near Mudon Town, Mon State and is now known as the world’s largest reclining Buddha statue in the world.