This is the third month on the calendar, in the hot season, and falls in
In the second lnnwa Period, under the reign
of King Thalun, in the year 1000 began the
practice of holding examinations in
religious scriptures in Nayon with aims at
propagation of Pariyatti Sasana.
It was followed by the holding of
and ordination ceremonies in the
next month of Waso.
Nowadays, Pahtamabyan examinations,
Dhammacariya Examinations, Tipitaka Dhara
Selection Examinations, Abhidhamma and
Vissudhi Magga Examinations were held every
year with presentation of prizes and
certificates, for the flourishing of the
Moreover, in this month of Nayon, what is
called Maha Samaya Day was observed in
commemoration of Lord Buddha's preaching of
Maha Samaya Sutta to celestial beings from
ten thousand solar systems.
The Text is by Myat Min Hlaing, Illustration from Wa Thone