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Butter Lamps in Lhasa, Tibet

Butter Lamps is a beautiful but dangerous tradition. Yak oil is used to light the lamps for prayers of Buddhist Pilgrims. Sadly many horrific monastery fires have resulted from the lamps.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Lhasa , China
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Paige Lee Baron-Schrier