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Ghee lamp festival held at Tibet monastery


Source: | 03-12-2009 14:56

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Wednesday was the fifteenth day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar -- the day for the traditional ghee lamp festival. Thousands of Tibetan Buddhists celebrated, wishing for good luck and happiness at a major monastery in Tibet.

A believer adds ghee to the lamp in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Mar. 11, 2009. A celebration for the ghee flowers and lanterns festival was held in the Jokhang Temple, attracting the visitors from all over the nation. (Xinhua/Chogo)
A believer adds ghee to the lamp in the Jokhang Temple in 
Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, 
Mar. 11, 2009. A celebration for the ghee flowers and lanterns 
festival was held in the Jokhang Temple, attracting the visitors 
from all over the nation. (Xinhua/Chogo)

Lamas of the Champa Ling Monastery in Qamdo Prefecture and residents nearby ignited ghee flower lamps in hope of good luck.

Farmers and herdsmen came to the monastery to toss a hada, a silk piece of cloth used for greetings, and pay tributes.