Saka Dawa prayers

Tibet in the 1930s: Theos Bernard's Legacy at UC Berkeley

Saka Dawa prayers

Light streams through temple windows while monks recite prayers during Saka Dawa, the month-long ritual observance of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death held during the fourth Tibetan month. Tibetans believe that the merit earned by one's good thoughts, words, and deeds are multiplied during this period, particularly on the 15th day of the month.