February 18, 2018
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Published By Tenzin Jigme

 

Tibetan visiting Tsuglakhang on day one of Tibetan losar. Photo: Tenzin Jigme Taydeh / DIIR

 

The entirety of this week’s trend has been consumed by Tibetan Losar across various social media platforms in Tibetan Diaspora, celebrating the virgin year of Earth Dog according to Tibetan Lunar calendar. This three day is an occasion where it brings families, friends and acquaintances a time to cherish love, happiness and belongingness.  Yet it still reminds us how far we have come and still how far we have to march ahead as a Tibetan in our struggle.

This festive week of Losar can be adjudged through the celebrative atmosphere from a young to an old. Donned in traditional Tibetan attire and words of well wishing, the first day of Tibetan Losar is marked by visiting monasteries, temples and other places of refuge to pray for health, happiness and humble of life. The way we understand life, we pray for the goodness and prosperity of all sentient beings to the place of our refuge; the three jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Monks and officials of Central Tibetan Administration reciting prayers during Tsetor ceremony on the first day of Tibetan New Year, 27 February 2017 Photo: Tenzin Phende / DIIR

The well-liked hashtags and trends on the day two of Tibetan Losar is mostly engulfed in families, friends, gathering and food. Thus, it’s all about rekindling the relations that went astray, making new friends, fulfilling words and healing of inner mind through a shared laughter, sumptuous foods and gathering of beautiful peoples to make most of the day two memorable.

Offerings to deities at Tsuglakhang. Mcleod Ganj. Photo: Tenzin Jigme Taydeh

The third day started with morning Songsol or ritual of offering incense to protective deities and other worldly gods that one seeks assistance. This ritual is being practiced by all Tibetan on this day to further one’s luck, life and love.

 

 

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