The 25th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan Lunar calendar is observed as Gaden Ngamchoe, the day of Je Tsongkhapa’s Parinirvana. Tibetans all over, observe this day by offering lamps in monasteries, temples, stupas, and at homes to venerate the mortal departure of Lama Tsongkhapa, a great 14th century Tibetan Buddhist master. Every homes light-up butter lamps in and around homes. Tibetans also bring butter lamps in their hand and do circumambulation around these holy places.
This special religious festival conquers every mind of Buddhist followers in Tibet where everyone chant mantras for the master and all sentient beings. This year, thousands of people came out on the streets in Lhasa covered with murmurings of mantras and prayers. The special day is memorial for the master who passed away in 25th Oct, 1419. But, hundreds of soldiers and police had been deployed in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet with intrusive surveillance, on the eve of the festival. However, no incidents were reported.