Dalai Lama to inaugurate Buddhist monastery in Orissa

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will be visiting Orissa Monday to inaugurate a newly-constructed Buddhist monastery in Gajapati district, an official said Sunday.

Updated: Jan 10, 2010, 15:17 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will be visiting Orissa Monday to inaugurate a newly-constructed Buddhist monastery in Gajapati district, an official said Sunday.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will arrive in state capital Bhubaneswar Monday on a four-day visit. He will fly to Chandragiri in Gajapati district in a chopper. During his stay in the Tibetan settlement, the Dalai Lama will inaugurate a five-storeyed monastery named Padma Sambhav Mahavira.
"We are geared up for the arrival of the Dalai Lama. During his four-day stay, he would also inaugurate the new monastery," spiritual leader of Chandragiri Ven Jigme Rimpoche said.

The entire Buddhist settlement in Chandragiri is decked up for the occasion.
IANS