Dalai Lama to inaugurate Buddhist monastery in Orissa

Last Updated: Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 15:17

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



First Published: Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 15:17

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