Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

• Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

15 days of the Buddha to surprise the world. He created the trees and the lake with lotuses; He smiled, blessed all who saw this smile; He became rays of light and confounded the enemies and false teachers. The doctrine defeated the forces of evil: greed, rage, ignorance. In memory of the 15 wonders of Buddhists celebrate Monlam. Great Prayer Festival - one of the most significant events for the Tibetans.

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

In the photo: Monks of Labrang Monastery, one of the six great monasteries of the religious school of Yellow Hat (Gelug). Gansu province

Festival takes place at the beginning of the New Year. During the Cultural Revolution in China, its celebration was banned Monlam but now celebrated in many parts of the country. At this time, the monks perform traditional dances with masks, conducted the ritual offerings of cakes and other ceremonies. By area, it sweeps the image of the Buddha.

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

Monlam, or Great Prayer Festival - one of the most significant events for Tibetans

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

People gathered to see the miraculous picture - Tangka (religious silk embroidery or unique Tibetan painting of a Buddha)

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

The monks in fancy costumes perform a dance blackhat

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

Monlam carried out in 1409. It is celebrated for four days in different monasteries in Lhasa and other regions of China

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

Women bow monk participating in worship

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

Young monks men in traditional costumes, preparing for the procession

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

The monks on the steps of the monastery

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

Prayer

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

The monks show great Tangka

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

The monks carry a folded Buddha Tangka after her demonstration believers

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

During the ceremony,

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

Buddhists submissively bowed in prayer on the three-kilometer path bark to the monastery of Labrang. Bark - bypassing clockwise holy places pilgrims and believers

Great Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet

In spite of the snow, the rite continues