Annual preaching session on Tibetan democracy gets underway in Kullu

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 02, 2012 14:10 hrs

Religious leader Dagpo Rinpoche kicked off the annual thirteen-day preaching session on the 52nd Tibetan Democracy Day here on Sunday.

Scores of people thronged the Kais Monastery to witness the traditional rituals.

The prayer session was observed at Dhakpo Shedrup Ling Monastery Kais Kullu, where Dagpo Rinpoche chanted hymns and preached religious sessions.

Speaking to media, local spokesperson of Dhakpo Shedrup Ling Monastery Kais, Norbu, said, "People from every country want to live independently. Living in some other country is refuge, so if we get independence in our own country it would be good. One day Tibet would get independence."

Traditional rituals and preaching on Bodhisattvas will remain the centre of attraction during the session.

"From today till 14th of this month priest Rinpoche will preach one of the holy books. One of the famous religious books by a spiritual leader, Atisha would be read. That very script is read every year in these special prayers, which are conducted here. Like every year, this year also he is here and this will continue from today for 14 days," Norbu added. (ANI)

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