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Dalai Lama reaches Bodh Gaya to take part in 7-day puja

Last Updated: Monday, January 4, 2010 - 13:50

Gaya: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai
Lama arrived in Bodh Gaya on Monday to take part in the seven-day
Geluk Monlam puja at the Mahabodhi Mahavihara.

The Dalai Lama reached Bodh Gaya by a chartered flight
to deliver discourses at the Kalchakra maidan for five
consecutive days from tomorrow.

The spiritual leader would visit the UNESCO-declared
world heritage Mahabodhi temple to offer prayers, Bodh Gaya
Temple Management Committee member Arvind Kumar Singh said.

Stringent security arrangements have been made in view
of the threat perception to the Dalai Lama, officials said.

Bihar Home Secretary Aamir Subhani said the Dalai Lama
would be provided security as per protocol. The spiritual
leader has Z-plus security.

The Dalai Lama would also inaugurate a multi-media
museum and have a look at new stone carvings on Buddha`s life,
in the mahavihara premises.


First Published: Monday, January 4, 2010 - 13:50

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