The Kyaikkami Yele Pagoda - Mon State
The Kyaikkami was a small seaside town and mission centre known as Amherst during the UK age. Kyaikkami's centre of gravity is Yele Paya, a metal-covered Buddhist shrine ensemble accessed via a long, two-storey dam; the lighthouse is flooded at high water. Together with 11 Buddha relicts, the crypt under Yele Paya allegedly contains a Buddha picture floating here on a Sri Lankan float in the Ancients.
According to some legends, Buddha came to Thuwunna Bhumi in Maha Sakarit in 111 around 581 BC and came to Kyin Maing (Kyaikkhami), the country of Yawnaka. The Buddha was resting on the cliff that was to set up the pit and gave the 20 children of the Kyin Maing son and Kappina the hermit's coat reliquaries before he went to Thuwunna Bhumi.
At Maha Sakarit 117 this was 575 BC. The hermits Kappina and ten of the rulers constructed a holocaust shelter for the remains they found in the caves. Since then she has been known as Eka Dasa. The Arahanta Upatittha and King Devanampiyatitittha sent four Buddha sandals in which the Buddha relic confided to them is kept.
Then one of them came to the Eka Dasa Pagoda in Kyaikkhami. The Eka Dasa Pagoda is now one with five miracles in the middle. Buddha pictures inside face the ocean to the north. It is remarkable that the ship, although it is at some distances from the coast, is not devoured even at the highest flood.
Females may only pray from a gazebo remote from the sanctuary, while men may pray from the lobby that faces the mural.