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Dalai Lama meditates in Chhattisgarh caves

SIRPUR
Amidst strong reservations expressed by local tribal Gond community over the name of an ancient cave, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Tuesday mediated for 20 minutes at the “Chanda Dai caves” in the forests Singhadhurva in Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh.

After reaching Sirpur-a famous archaeological site which was an important centre of Buddhist from the 6th the 10th century A.D-Dalai Lama came to know about the resentment among the local tribes over his visit to the caves, which were being propagated by state’s archaeologists as well as tourism department as ‘Nagarjuna Caves’. Gond tribal community, however, argued that they have been worshipping in these caves since ages and they knew it as ‘Chanda Dai’ caves.

Full report here Times of India 

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