Tsong Khapa Butter Lamp Festival
This Tibetan traditional festival falls on the twenty-fifth day of the tenth month in Tibetan calendar. On that day, myriads of butter lamps are lit on rooftops and windowsills with prayers chanted to commemorate the parinirvana of Tsong Khapa. Tsong Khapa was a great religious reformer whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in a Buddhist family, Tsong Khapa showed great interest in studying Buddhism. After many years of studying and practicing Buddhism, he finally created Gelug Sect or Yellow Sect and built the first and primary monastery of the Gelug Sect, Ganden Monastery.
Tibetan Tsong Khapa Butter Lamp Festival
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