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Buddhists pray for longevity of revered monk

Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh), Tue, 30 Jun 2009 ANI

Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh), June 30 (ANI): Buddhist monks, nuns and civilians assembled at the Drugtharpa Choeiling Buddhist monastery in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur District and prayed for the long life of Yulgyula Rinpoche, a revered Buddhist monk.


71-year-old Rinpoche is the head of the Drugtharpa Choeiling Buddhist monastery, situated at Tashigang in Kinnaur district.


After seeking approval from Rinpoche, devotees offered prayers for his longevity.evotees believe that if they offer this prayer then the Lama will remain with them for another ten more years.


"Rinpoche is the eighth reincarnation. We are offering prayers for his long life," said Devi Lama, a Buddhist monk.


During the ceremony, fairies are also worshipped, which the devotees believe will help in increasing the life of Rinpoche.


"Even the fairies are worshipped and it's believed that the fairies get together and work for the long life of the guru. During the ceremony, monks chant prayers and people offer prayers. It's believed that all these will help in increasing the age of the guru," said Roshan Lal, a resident.


Devotees had offered similar prayer ten years back for the Lama when he was 61-year-old. (ANI)


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