A Tibetan butter lamps set is an iconic Buddhist symbol that has a ubiquitous presence in Tibetan Monasteries. Our hand carved 5″ silver plated set of Tibetan butter lamps was created by the artisans of Patan, Nepal. The symbolic representation of the butter lamps is that they illuminate the darkness with light. As a result, it is a important metaphor that represents the defeat of ignorance (darkness) with knowledge (light).
The artisans of Nepal have been the preferred source of the Tibetan Monasteries for many centuries. As a result, when you purchase this Tibetan butter lamps set you can rest assured that it is of monastic quality. Traditionally, the Tibetan butter lamps were filled with clarified yak butter. However, in modern times this is often substituted with vanaspati ghee or vegetable oil.