Dalai Lama to visit Kerala

Dalai Lama to visit Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will visit Kerala on November 24 in connection with the 80th annual pilgrimage season of Sivagiri Mutt at Varkala near Kollam.

Hundreds of spiritual leaders from different Mutts would participate, Sree Narayana Dharma Sanghom Trust general secretary Swami Rithabharananda told a press meet in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.

Besides Dalai Lama, Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Metropolitan, Dharma Sanghom Trust president Swami Prakashananda and Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan among other dignitaries would participate in the event, he added.

The three-day Sivagiri pilgrimage, comprising a series of lectures, processions, seminars and public meetings, will begin on December 30 at Varkala, a well-known tourist-cum-spiritual centre.