The yearly celebration of Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda is one of the biggest pagoda festival in Mandalay Division and thousand of people travel from around the country to partake. It is held for the majority of the period of March, with the busiest day falling on the full moon day of Tabaung, as indicated by the Burmese logbook, which goes ahead Wednesday this year. Road slows down offering neighborhood bites and apparel lined the road prompting the pagoda, which was secured with a dust storm. Numerous sellers sold the celebration trademark, brilliant handcrafted neckbands with verdant globules, woven from dried palm fronds.
Relatively every festivalgoer wore these mark accessories, while kids could be seen holding brilliant fish toys, likewise woven from palm fronds. At adjacent Na Daung Kya stream, individuals of any age took a plunge, to mitigate their tiredness and enjoy a reprieve from the warmth. The legend of Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda, which lays on the bank of Na Daung Kya stream, a Myitnge River tributary, is a connection to Pagan time, amid which King Anawrahta ruled the Pagan Dynasty.
As per legend, Sao Mon Hla, a Shan Princess who later turn into a ruler and spouse of King Anawrahta, crossed a stream that streamed into the Myitnge River, on her way back to her origination, Sae Lant town in Northern Shan State. Sao Mon Hla fabricated a little pagoda close to the riverbank, saving her studs and the Buddha relic, with its veneer confronting east toward her origination in Shan State. When King Anawrahta heard the news, fighters were dispatched and requested to murder Sao Mon Hla if the exterior of the pagoda confronted east, and to set her free in the event that it confronted west, where Pagan is found.