Dharamsala, Feb 14(ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday sent out wishes for a prosperous Losar, the Tibetan New Year, after a religious ceremony in Dharamsala.
Thousands of Tibetans, foreigners and Buddhist monks gathered at Tsuglagkhank, the main Buddhist temple in Dharamsala, to hear from their spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama extended his wishes to all Tibetans in the world and even wished China on their new year, which this time is the Year of the Tiger.
The Dalai Lama supporting the Tibetan government-in-exile has requested the exiled Tibetans to not carry out a grand celebration, due to the tense situation prevailing in Tibet.
"We are not celebrating the New Year, Losar, in a very grand way; we are only performing the religious ceremony and rituals. I wish all the Tibetans inside and outside Tibet and also forward my greetings of Losar to all followers in Himalayan regions, and to all the friends and Buddhist followers," the Dalai Lama said.
"I would only say that every Tibetan and Buddhist follower should study and learn Buddhist philosophy, and study modern culture and Tibetan philosophy. So, this is the most important message I would give today to Tibetan and Buddhist followers in the Himalayan region and others," he added. (ANI)