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Dalai Lama prays for peace, prosperity of J&K
SRINAGAR, July 17: 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.

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 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.

Sharing his ideas on the occasion, the Dalai Lama said that Sikhism was non sectarian religion. He said in the present world the teachings of Guru Nanak Ji have great relevance and added that by the hard work and dedication of Sikh Community Punjab could become one of the richest States of India.

News Updated at : Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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