Last rites of Dorjee Khandu at Gyangkhar village in Tawang district
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 18:42
Itanagar: The last rites of Arunchal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu will be performed in his native village, Gyangkhar, in Tawang district as per Monpa Buddhist traditions.

According to traditional practice, lamas usually prescribe the procedures for the last rites on the basis of good or bad deeds of a deceased, a close aide of Khandu and Sahitya Akademi awardee Yeshi Dorjee Thongchi, said.

"The late chief minister was against the Monpa practice of throwing a body into the river as he was a great advocate of clean and green environment," Thongchi said.

A final decision, however, would be taken by the family members after consultation with Buddhist lamas, he said.

"The lamas will study scriptures before announcing the rituals and time, date and day for the last rites," Thongchi said.


First Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 18:42

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