HH the Dalai Lama Arrives In Ladakh

August 10th 2009

photo:Greater Kashmir
photo:Greater Kashmir
Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India, 10 August 2009 (phayul.com) - His Holiness the Dalai Lama today arrived on a 20-day religious tour of Ladakh, a predominantly Buddhist region of Jammu and Kashmir state.

Welcoming the Tibetan leader was Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, his cabinet colleagues and government officials. The Chief Minister took the role of a chauffeur by driving the Tibetan leader in an official vehicle from Bakula airport to Shiwai Gatsel, His Holiness' palace in Choglamsar.

Large crowds of locals, including Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus with flowers, incense and traditional well-wishing scarves (khatag) stood on each side of the road to get a glimpse of the Tibetan leader on his way to the palace.

After arriving at the palace, the Tibetan leader expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister for the hospitality his state has offered. His Holiness also told Omar that he had a very friendly relationship with his grandfather and founder of National Conference Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and his father Farooq Abdullah.

The Tibetan leader will confer religious initiations and give teachings in various places including Zanskar region. He will finish his tour on August 29.
 

Latest News

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives at Ganden Jangtse Monastery
December 22nd 2014
Mundgod, Karnataka, India, 22 December 2014 - A drive of nearly three hours through the Karnataka countryside, past impressive arrays of windmills gracefully generating electricity, brought His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Tibetan Settlement at Mundgod. From where his motorcade turned off the main highway, Tibetans and local Indians alike lined the road to greet him.

Inaugurating Conference on Ethics in the New Millennium at Tumkur University
December 21st 2014

Concluding Session of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
December 15th 2014

Second Day of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
December 14th 2014

Peace - Living It. The 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
December 13th 2014

Explore