The Dattajeevo Maha Cetiya is being constructed with the contemporary Buddhist style and its shape similar to that of a lotus which is recognized as a symbol of the establishment of Buddhism and the enlightenment of Lord Buddha. The Cetiya is around 15 meters in height. It is located in the same land as the Kanchanaburi Youth Training Center which will be used for the moral training and meditation practice of monks, novices, laymen and youths who live in Kanchanaburi and nearby provinces.
Dattajeevo Maha Cetiya was established with the purpose of expressing gratitude to the master which is in accordance with one of the 38 Highest Blessings in Life – that is to offer respect to people worthy of respect. The cetiya’s purpose was also to announce the great contributions of Venerable Phrarajbhavanajarn (Luang Por Dattajeevo) – one of the Great Masters who put all his life-effort into establishing Wat Phra Dhammakaya from the beginning. Luang Por Dattajeevo has taught, elaborated, and reviewed Dhamma (Buddhist teachings) since the first Dhammadaya Programme up to the present day; has been present to guide, help and support monks, novices, laymen, laywomen and people in general; and has supervised over 130 branches of Wat Phra Dhammakaya within the country and all over the world.
Dhammachai Dhutanga to celebrate the Lord Buddha’s Relics being enshrined at Dattajeevo Maha Cetiya
At 8.30 in the morning on Saturday 6th December 2014, a pilgrimage will pass through Kanchanaburi Downtown. Everyone will have a chance to pay reverence to the Buddha’s relics and over one thousand Dhutanga monks making their journey, and help pave the pilgrimage route with marigold flower petals. This opportunity to accumulate great merit will lead to prosperity, longevity, peace and happiness for you and your family and the country of Thailand.
In the afternoon at 4.30pm, the ceremony of enshrining the Buddha’s Relics at Dattajeevo Maha Cetiya will begin.
In the evening at 5.30pm, all is invited to take a part in the candle-lighting ceremony for paying homage to the Lord Buddha. Being part of this auspicious ceremony will lead to great joy and prosperity in all lifetimes to come.
“The fruit of merit from paying homage to the Lord Buddha with a mind of faith while He is alive and after He has entered complete Nibbana are equally boundless.”
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