Dharamsala, HP, India, 15 June 2010 (By Phurbu Thinley, phayul.com) - Exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Tuesday attended a celebratory function marking “fifty years of
friendship and understanding” among Indians and Tibetans here in this
north Indian hill town.
As part of the celebration Hindu priests conducted a fire ritual (havan) and prayer chanting ceremony in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his continued well-being and long life.
Senior officials of the Central Tibetan Administration, members of the organising committee of the event and hundreds of Tibetans, Indians and visiting tourists participated in the event held at the courtyard of the Main Tibetan Temple (Tsuglag khang) here.
“We chanted and offered prayers for the well-being and long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. And also in our puja we offered prayers for the happiness, success and well-being of Tibetans here and all over the world,” said Swami Ananda Ji, the leader of the priests.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures as he attends fire ritual (havan) being conducted by Hindu priests for his continued well-being and long life at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India, Tuesday, June 15, 2010. The prayer ceremony is part a day-long event organised by the local Indian community of McLeod Ganj to celebrate “50 years of friendship” with Tibetan exiles. (Photo by David Huang)|