Dalai Lama to inaugurate Buddhist monastery in Orissa

IANS, January 10, 2010

Bhubaneswar, India -- Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will be visiting Orissa Monday to inaugurate a newly-constructed Buddhist monastery in Gajapati district, an official said Sunday.

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will arrive in state capital Bhubaneswar Monday on a four-day visit. He will fly to Chandragiri in Gajapati district in a chopper.

During his stay in the Tibetan settlement, the Dalai Lama will inaugurate a five-storeyed monastery named Padma Sambhav Mahavira.

“We are geared up for the arrival of the Dalai Lama. During his four-day stay, he would also inaugurate the new monastery,” spiritual leader of Chandragiri Ven Jigme Rimpoche said.

The entire Buddhist settlement in Chandragiri is decked up for the occasion.