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Informative Articles Burmese Nat Worship – In Myanmar every year on the 5th Lunar month of Wagaung (August) the “Taungbyone nat festival” is held to appease and honor the nats in a small town near Mandalay on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River.

During this period the monsoon rains reach the upper part of Myanmar and the river is full stretching from bank to bank, a sight not normally seen during the dry season. It is a festive occasion with loud music (ouch) and lots of colourful food, not to mention the colourful people attending the festival.

Offerings of food, sweets and fruits are made to the Nats and Deva asking them to fulfill any type of wish such as good luck, prospects for a good marriage, business success, health of the family and almost anything you can imagine or wish for.

The most honoured nats of the 37 recognised nats acceptable for worship by King Anawratha of Pagan during his rein from 1014 A.D. – 1077 A.D., are the two popular Nat brothers Min Lay and Min Gyi.

Informative Articles Burmese Nat Worship - Nat spirit Min Gyi

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