In pictures: Tibetan New Year Ceremony in Dharamsala


February 11, 2013 12:30 pm

Monks of Namgyal Monastery and officials of the Central Tibetan Administration recite the invocation of Palden Lhamo, the guardian deity of Tibet, during Tsetor ceremony at Tsuglagkhang in the early morning of the first day of Tibetan New Year, 11 February 2013. Thousands of Tibetans visit the main temple to offer prayers/TibetNet Photo


Monks of Namgyal Monastery and officials of the Central Tibetan Administration recite the invocation of Palden Lhamo, the guardian deity of Tibet, during Tsetor ceremony at Tsuglagkhang in the early morning of the first day of Tibetan New Year, 11 February 2013. Thousands of Tibetans visit the main temple to offer prayers/TibetNet Photo


Monks of Namgyal Monastery and officials of the Central Tibetan Administration recite the invocation of Palden Lhamo, the guardian deity of Tibet, during Tsetor ceremony at Tsuglagkhang in the early morning of the first day of Tibetan New Year, 11 February 2013. Thousands of Tibetans visit the main temple to offer prayers/TibetNet Photo


A monk taking part in a Buddhist philosophical debate after the Tsetor ceremony at Tsuglagkhang in the morning of the first day of Tibetan New Year, 11 February 2013.Thousands of Tibetans visit the main temple to offer prayers/TibetNet Photo