Reincarnation and Transmigration of Buddhas Warrior Attendant
- Celebrated: May. 2 to May. 3
- Location: Lhasa
Celebrated: May 2, 201 Buddha Warrior Attendant 4
It’s said that Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, preached Paramadibuddha (one of Buddhist scriptures) after his enlightenment on the day, so monks get together on that day to commemorate it.
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The Reincarnation and Transmigration of Buddha's Warrior Attendant Festival is held on the fifth day of the third month in the Tibetan lunisolar calendar. It is held to commemorate the first sign rotation of the Tibetan calendar, which took place in the Five Rabbit Year of CE 1027. On that day, 16 senior monks chosen by the Kalachakra Institute (a school of Lama) dance and chant sutras with bells in hands and mitres on heads to show their respects to Buddha and memory of Sakyamuni.
The festival is held in Drepung, the biggest temple of Tibetan Buddhism, where is full of Buddhist statues and murals, so visitors can fully appreciate mystery and solemn atmosphere of the Buddhist day.
A visit to the Reincarnation and Transmigration of Buddhas Warrior Attendant is best combined
with our Lhasa tour. Contact us and we can help you with a Lhasa tour, flights, and hotels.
Venue: Drepung, Lhasa
Opening time: 9:00 am—1:00 pm
Transportation: take bus No.3 to the roof of Mount Gepeiwuzi
I updated this article on January 16, 2014
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