Reincarnation of fifth Living Buddha Dezhub selected in Tibet

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Lhasa (Tibet), July 4 (ANI): Reincarnation of the fifth Living Buddha Dezhub was chosen following a lot-drawing ceremony here.

Losang Doje was selected as the reincarnation in accordance with a regulation on reincarnation of living Buddha of Tibetan Buddhism, and with historical conventions and religious rituals.

Two slips bearing the names of the two candidates were separately sealed in silk bags and put in a golden urn after being carefully examined by government representatives, senior monks and family members of the candidates, Xinhua reports.

Buddhist Association of China Vice-President, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, took a silk bag out of the urn, which confirmed Losang was the reincarnated boy.

Losang was born on November 30, 2005 in Lhunze County of Shannan Prefecture.

He was chosen as one of the candidates after several years of searching efforts by senior monks according to religious practices and traditions.

The boy would become the sixth Living Buddha Dezhub after the approval of the People's Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region. (ANI)

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