Today is the annual Tsongkhapa Butter Lamp Festival (October 25th in the Tibetan calendar), which is the anniversary of the death of Master Tsongkhapa, a great religious reformer who founded Gelugpa school in 1409.
Tsongkhapa Butter Lamp Festival
In order to remember and follow the deeds of Master Tsongkhapa, on the day of the Butter Lamp Festival, all Buddhist believers, regardless of sect, in the snow-covered Tibetan area will light the butter lamps, and major monasteries will also hold grand commemorations meeting.
Countless burning butter lamps symbolize the light of wisdom and illuminate the darkness of foolishness. People offer lamps, simmer mulberries, chant sutras, and worship, and pray to this great master who gave people wisdom and good fortune.
If you travel to Tibet on this day, you had the chance to join in the significant festival with locals.