The temple is also home to an annual week-long festival that is held during the month of Pyahto (December to January). During the festival, 1000 monks perform continuous chanting of scriptures for 72 hours. Thousands of villagers from miles around set up encampments around the temple. On the morning of the full moon day, they offer gift bowls to the monks in attendance
The villagers in the bull carts travelling from far away of their village to Arnandar Pagoda Festival at Bagan that celebrate every year. They took rice and fruit from their farm to donate Pagoda and to wish for next year ploughing. They seriously trust in this Pagoda.So that bull carts carried a lot of foods and people inside.They stay at Bagan for a week and women are sleep inside the carts at night. Villagers used that bulls for plough and also for pulling carts.