Bodh Gaya is all set for the opening of the Buddhist Festival of Kalachakra that officially commences on January 12 under the spiritual guidance and presence of the Tibetan leader-in-exile the Dalai Lama.
Tibetans are trying to expose the “real face” of China during the nine-day Kalchakra festival, which starts on January 11 in Bodh Gaya.
A group of Indian Buddhist monks have threatened to immolate themselves at Bodh Gaya in Bihar if the Dalai Lama does not mediate with them on their demands and not to hold his Kalchakra prayer on Sunday.
After using innovative means ranging from candle-light marches to beauty contests in Dharamsala, Tibetan groups have now hit upon a new strategy to raise awareness about Tibet’s occupation by China — a boycott of Chinese goods flooding Indian markets.
Normalcy was restored today in the pilgrim city of Gaya which witnessed large scale arson and stone throwing following reports of damage to portraits of two gods late Friday night, official sources said here.
The process is an ancient and painstaking one, and the work it produces is spectacularly beautiful. But only for a moment. Because after several days in the making, the elegant