Losar – Tibetan New Year Ceremony in Dharamshala

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel of the Tibetan parliament and officials of Central Tibetan Administration at the ceremony in Tsuglagkhang, 27 February 2017.

DHARAMSHALA: The Tibetan political leader Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, officials of the Central Tibetan Administration and monks of Namgyal Monastery gathered early in the morning at Tsuglagkhang on the first day of the Tibetan lunar new year – Losar – 2144 for Tsetor ceremony. The gathering recited the invocation of Palden Lhamo, the official protector deity of Tibet.

Following the early morning prayer service, local Tibetans from around Dharamshala visited Tsuglakhang to offer prayers and receive blessings.

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Monks and officials of Central Tibetan Administration reciting prayers during Tsetor ceremony on the first day of Tibetan New Year, 27 February 2017

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Officials of Central Tibetan Administration at Tsuglagkhang, 27 February 2017.