- Title: Tibetan Buddhists offer prayers for world peace in India
- Date: 26th December 2019
- Summary: SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA (DECEMBER 25, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) EXTERIOR OF BUDDHIST DORJE DRAK MONASTERY ORNAMENTAL STRUCTURE OUTSIDE THE BUILDING BUDDHIST MONKS PERFORMING CHAM DANCE (TRADITIONAL COSTUME DANCE ASSOCIATED WITH TIBETAN BUDDHISM) / SPECTATORS SITTING AND WATCHING THE DANCE VARIOUS OF MONKS PLAYING TRADITIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS VARIOUS OF MONKS CLAD IN COLORFUL CLOTHES, WEARING MASKS, PERFORMING CHAM DANCE SPECTATORS LOOKING ON VARIOUS OF MONKS SITTING AND PLAYING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CLOSE TIBETAN TINGHA (TRADITIONAL MUSIC INSTRUMENT) MONK CLAD IN COLORFUL CLOTHES, WEARING MASK, PERFORMING CHAM DANCE SPECTATOR CLICKING PICTURE IN PHONE (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHIEF OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF TIBETAN GOVERNMENT-IN EXILE, TENZIN NORBU, SAYING: "It (the festival) dispels the evil spirit, and every negative emotions and feelingsâ€¦. It will bring positive emotions and dispel the negative evil and everything." DANCE PERFORMANCE UNDERWAY SPECTATORS SITTING AND WATCHING THE DANCE MONKS LIGHTING UP FIRE FIRE (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) TIBETAN BUDDHIST MONK, SHEDUP MIPHAM, SAYING: "The prayers are offered to shun negativity from the New Year and to make sure that everybody is happy and peaceful, and peace prevails in the world." VARIOUS OF BUDDHIST RELIGIOUS IDOLS VARIOUS OF MONKS PERFORMING RITUALS AND OFFERING PRAYERS
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- Keywords: Buddhism Dorje Drak Monastery Shimla World peace festival monks prayers
- Location: SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- City: SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: Haiti
- Reuters ID: LVA001BBM3EXB
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- Story Text:Tibetan Buddhists in exile organized prayers for world peace and to usher good luck for the coming year and dispel evils of the previous year on Wednesday (December 25) in northern Shimla city.
Hundreds of Buddhist monks gathered at the Dorje Drak Monastery and performed rituals and offered prayers with full devotion to drive away all the obstacles and welcome the Tibetan New year.
The festival is called Gutor in which the monks perform the Cham dance (traditional Tibetan dance form) and light fire and throw objects in the fire which signifies riddance from bad omen.
As per the Tibetan Lunar calendar, this (December) is the 10th month of the year. Traditionally in Tibet, this festival is celebrated in the 12th month (February), before Losar (New Year) celebration.
Up to 100,000 Tibetan Buddhists live in exile in India, 60 years after their spiritual leader took refuge there after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.
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