The Festival of Thousand Lamps |Russian Buddhism, Russia
Two weeks before the New Year, at the 25-th day of the first moon month by the eastern calendar, Russian Buddhists celebrated one of their main holidays, The Festival of Thousand Lamps. On this day believers light thousands icon lamps as a symbol of removing the darkness of the ignorance. They believe that lit lamps will bring the peace to the world, and a person will have beautiful body in his next life.
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