In the Buddhist tradition, butter lamps symbolize the clarity of wisdom. Offering butter lamps creates harmony, and generates merit while promoting success, prosperity, longevity, and world peace, as well as helping to avert obstacles, pacify the upheaval of the five elements, and heal disease. When offered on behalf of the deceased, prayers are usually recited for their liberation in the Bardo and rebirth in a Pureland.Tibetan temple, household and altar. Butter lamps are placed on one's shrine and traditionally filled with butter or other oils, such as coconut or canola, but one may also use a tea light candle. They are traditionally burned with ghee butter. Butter Lamps are normally made of silver, brass, copper or white metal
Water Offerings Bowl
The seven water bowl offerings are traditionally presented on a Buddhist altar each morning. These seven bowlsrepresent the 'seven limbed practice' for purifying negative tendencies and accumulating merit.