Butter Lamp Festival

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Butter lamp Festival or Choe-nga Choepa falls on the 15th of the first month of Tibetan calendar. It is a celebration with many butter lamps to honor the victory of Sakyamuni Buddha, in a debate against Heretics. During this festive celebration, Barkhor Street in Lhasa is crowded with people and by nightfall is brightly lit with thousands of butter lamps in an intriguing assortment of designs. The festive mood lasts throughout the night. It is believed by Tibetans that lighting butter lamps as many as possible during this day and night will bring about sucess and good luck. The festival is usually at the conclusion of Commemorates Buddha’s miracle at Sravasti.

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