Myanmar: The Rebirth of Burma - paulsmit
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’Tiger statue.’

	At the ‘planetary post’ of the moon, a small shrine near the base of the central stupa of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, a woman is scooping water from a silver bowl. She will pour the water on the tiger statue that is associated with the moon and monday, thus ritually washing it. Worshippers make offerings to planetary posts according to the day of the week they were born. To the right stands a sculpture of a nat (protective spirit). Photo Mick Palarczyk.