The Butter lamps of Bhutan’s Taktsang Monastery

The Taktsang monastery in Bhutan, which is also known as “the mark of the tiger”, is one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world. But only the bravest will find the strength and courage to go down the long road that leads to the monastery. Those hardy enough to reach the monastery can enjoy a unique opportunity: lighting a butter lamp in the monastery, which is a step towards wisdom and knowledge – the Buddhist religion holds that ignorance can be eradicated by lighting one of these lamps.

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  • Submitted On : 09 Feb 2016