BODH GAYA, Dec 31: His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) arrived here at this Buddhist pilgrimage center in Bihar today for the 11-day-long 32nd Kalachakra initiation scheduled for January 1 start.
Upon his arrival, the spiritual leader was accorded a red carpet reception at Gaya Airport by the chief patron and main sponsor of the 32nd Kalachakra, Pema Khandu, Minister Tourism and RWD, Arunachal Pradesh along with a host of Rinponches, the District Magistrate and SSP of Gaya.
Kalachakra is believed to be one of the biggest events with more than 5 lakh devotees from world over thronging for the sermon from the religious guru. All-out arrangements have been put in place in order to ensure comfortable stay of the pilgrims.
The Dalai Lama while showering his compassion by waiving hands to the devotees standing along the roads straight away headed towards the Bodh Gaya Stupa where Buddha was enlightened and offered his prayer there.
“One should follow a religion by knowing its essence and try to inculcate it in their daily lives,” stated the Nobel laureate while speaking to a group of media persons.
The religious guru is expected to deliver religious sermon starting from 1st January 2012 to 10th January. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki are expected to attend the ceremony on 9th and 10th January.
Pema had inaugurated a photographic museum depicting the life and history of His Holiness near the Kalachakra ground on 29th Dec. He also inaugurated a gallery which showcased the emergence of traditional Tibetan medicines and its benefits and practice through photos, write-ups and history, the next day.

 

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