Exiled Tibetans celebrate ‘Saka Dawa’ festival in northern India

Exiled Tibetans celebrate ‘Saka Dawa’ festival in northern India

Exiled Tibetans celebrate ‘Saka Dawa’ festival in northern India

Written by Reuters

18 Jun, 2019 | 11:31 am

Reuters – Exiled Tibetans and other Buddhists offered prayers at Namgyal Monastery in northern India’s hill town of Dharamsala on Monday (June 17) for the auspicious occasion of ‘Saka Dawa’.

According to the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, ‘Saka Dawa’ is the fourth holy month, in which Lord Gautam Buddha – the founder of Buddhism is said to have been born, attained enlightenment, as well as passed away.

Exiled Tibetans – mostly followers of Buddhism fled their homeland after a failed uprising against the Chinese government. Most of them live in the hilly regions of India and are spread all across the world.

 

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