A Tibetan butter lamps set is an iconic Buddhist symbol that has a ubiquitous presence in Tibetan Monasteries. The artisans of Patan, Nepal have supplied the monasteries with all their Tibetan ritual items for many centuries. As a result, when you purchase this Tibetan butter lamps set you can rest assured of it’s 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. The purpose of the lamps is to illuminate darkness (ignorance) with light (wisdom).