Tibetan New Year Celebrations

  • Exile Tibetans in traditional dresses light butter lamps next to a portrait of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple on the first day of the Tibetan New Year, or Losar, in Dharmsala. (AP Photo)
  • An exile Tibetan, seen through a glass enclosure holding ceremonial butterlamps prays at the Tsuglakhang temple on the first day of the Tibetan New Year or Losar in Dharmsala. (AP Photo)
  • Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks in ceremonial yellow hats of the Gelugpa sect headed by the Dalai Lama conduct ritual prayers at the Tsuglakhang temple . (AP Photo)
  • Tibetans all over the world will mark the arrival of the Wood Horse year with prayers and festivities. (AP Photo)
  • Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks in ceremonial yellow hats of the Gelugpa sect headed by the Dalai Lama conduct ritual prayers at the Tsuglakhang temple on the first day of the Tibetan New Year or Losar in Dharmsala. (AP Photo)
  • An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk adjusts his robe before distributing a tray full of ceremonial offerings at the Tsuglakhang temple on the first day of the Tibetan New Year or Losar in Dharmsala. (AP Photo)

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