The Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration on Tuesday organized a five day mega prayer service for the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s good health and long life at the Main Temple in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala. The prayer service is an annual program presided over by the dignitaries from the Tibetan administrative institute.
“The Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration, is organising an annual Maha Guru Bumtsok prayer service for the good health and long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Tsuglagkhang, the main Tibetan temple at Mcleod Ganj from 19 – 23 June.” said the report in the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration on Tuesday.
Amidst viral speculation of the Tibetan spiritual leader suffering from failing health, his secretary as well as the spokesperson of the Central Tibetan Administration and the personal physician His Holiness the Dalai Lama, publicly clarified that those reports were completely baseless. Besides, the Tibetan officials informed that their spiritual leader is in perfect health and the public need not be worried from the speculated reports.
Besides the complaint about feeling exhaustion in making long distance journeys and following a tight schedule, His Holiness’s programs are ever increasing rather than decreased engagements. The 82 year old spiritual leader completed a six day visit to the Baltic region in Europe on Tuesday and returned to the Indian capital on Tuesday.
“The annual Maha Guru prayer offering is a Tibetan Buddhist ritual held every year in the fifth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar. The prayer service involves several days of prayers and distribution of food and edibles on a large scale to devotees. Local Tibetans and non-Tibetan devotees attend this ritual offering that lasts for several days with great devotion.” the report added which shared pictures of the prayers service going on in full swing.