Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Srinagar, July 17 (Only Kashmir): The Buddhist Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama who is on 6 day visit of summer capital of the State today visited religious sites of Dargah Hazaratbal, Gupat Ganga Shiva Temple, Gurdawara Chatti Padshahi. He also visited Tomb of Shri Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in Srinagar.
 He paid obeisance at these religious places and prayed for peace and prosperity of the world especially in Jammu and Kashmir State.
Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora accompanied Dalai Lama during his visit to these sites.
Dalai Lama visited 500 year old Gupt Ganga Shiv Temple, where lord Shiva is believed to have stayed overnight while going to Amarnathji Cave. He was received by Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Mubarak Gul besides large number of people at the tomb of late Sheri-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.
The Spiritual Buddhist leader while sharing his ideas said that “Late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was close friend of mine, I met the late leader several times, who always showed genuine concern to my cause.” He prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul .
Dalai Lama also visited the tomb of Madri Meharban Begum Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and paid floral tributes there.
Interacting with the people on the occasion, Dalia Lama said that  Kashmir is world famous for hospitality and “I always remember  the warm welcome  and excellent hospitality of the people of Kashmir which they extended  to me during the visit”.
At Hazratbal the Dalai Lama was received by Imam of Dargah Sharif , Molvi Bashir Din Farooqi and other religious leaders besides a large number of people.
The Dalai Lama paid obeisance at Dargah Sharif Hazratbal and prayed for peace and prosperity of the State. He said that “I feel solace while visiting pilgrim sites like Dargah Hazratbal”, and said that all religions give the message of brotherhood, communal harmony and amity. He said we should follow the right path as enshrined in all religious scriptures. 
Dalai Lama also paid obeisance at Gurdwara Chatti Padshahi, where he also prayed for peace and prosperity of the humanity. He was honoured by saroopa by the grand Granthi. (OK)


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