Golden Pagoda Fire – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer – Fire

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer – Fire.

The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon (also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda), is considered to be the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar.  It contains a relic of each of the four previous Buddhas. Each entrance to the Pagoda (leading to a side designated by cardinal direction North, East, South, or West) corresponds to one of these Buddhas.  Around this huge pagoda are many opportunities to honor the Buddhas by burning oil and incense.  This photo shows a very long line of bowls of oil with wicks being lit simultaneously by many worshippers.

Golden Pagoda Fire

Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/4.9, 1/8 sec, 18 mm

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