Ganden Nga-Choe Festival or Lotus Lantern Festival in Tibet
Ganden Nga-Choe Festival or Lotus Lantern Festival is a religious festival that celebrated since Great Gelugpa (commonly known as the Yellow Hat Sect) founder Tsongkhapa’s death on October 25 1419, his teaching influenced almost whole Tibet in 15th century and became most active sect among three others, his follower Tibetans celebrate the day as his death anniversary for commemorating their reverend teacher, gradually it is celebrated in whole Tibet.
This special day is celebrated in all over Tibet and every homes light-up butter lamps in and around homes. Before Tibetans also bring butter lamps in their hand and do circumambulation around holy places including temples, monasteries and palaces. This special religious festival conquers every mind of Buddhist followers in Tibet where everyone chant mantras for the master and all sentient beings. The streets in Lhasa will covered with murmurings of mantras and prayers from all local Tibetans. The special day is memorial for the master who passed away in 25th Oct, 1419.