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Descent from Deva Realm
From Friday, 6. November 2020
To Sunday, 8. November 2020
Location : Mahabodhi Stupa

Lhabab Duchen – Lord Buddha's Descent from the Deva Realm of the Thirty-three
(Holy Day: 7 November, 2020)

Extensive light offerings to the Mahabodhi Stupa
Extensive offerings of light to the Mahabodhi Stupa sponsored by our festival

During four holy times each year, according to the Tibetan calendar, Root Institute organises a celebration of the most significant events in Lord Shakyamuni Buddha's life, which we call our Festival of Lights & Merit.

Lhabab Duchen celebrates when Lord Buddha actually descended from the God Realm of Thirty-Three after teaching his mother and the gods living there Dharma for several months. As a merit-multiplying day, karmic results of actions on this day are multiplied 100 million times.

The high point of our three-day festival is the merit-multiplying day which in 2020 is on 7 November.