Saga Dawa ( Sakyamuni’s Enlightenment)
The whole month of fourth lunar month is a religious month in throughout Tibet, specially the 15th day of the fourth lunar month ( full moon) makes the date of Sakyamuni’s ( Buddha) conception, moment of enlightenment and entry in nirvana. It is an occasion for outdoor operas and sees large numbers of pilgrims at Lhasa Jokhang temple, on the Barkhor circuit and also at Mt. Kailash in the west Tibet. Most pilgrims climb Gephel Ri, the peak behink Drepung monastery, to burn juniper incense. So during that whole month Tibetans are very active to doing pilgrimage and worshiping every holy places, lots Tibetan skip eating meat for the whole month.

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