His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

November 23rd 2012

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India, 23 November 2012 - After flying from Delhi via Mumbai this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was welcomed at Trivandrum Airport by a delegation of religious leaders that included Bh. Shree Rithambharananda Swamikal, General Secretary of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham Trust, who offered him a ceremonial shawl and Swami Guruprasad of the Sivagiri Mutt.


HIs Holiness the Dalai Lama is welcomed by religious leaders on his arrival at airport in Trivandrum, Kerala, on November 23, 2012. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL
Also welcoming him were Dr Gabriel Mar Gregorios, Metropolitan of the Diocese of Thiruvananthapuram of the Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church and Rev. Fr. M. Alexander Vaidyan, accompanied by Prof. Jacob John and Mr Babu Parayil members of the Church Committee. Mr Joseph M Pudhiser, a former MLA, was also among the well-wishers.

Arriving at his hotel, His Holiness was invited by the General Managerto light a ceremonial lamp. Before retiring for the day, he met Mr V. S. Sivakumar, Minister for Health, Family Welfare and Devaswom (Temples), who presented him with a memento on behalf of the Kerala State Government and requested him to release a logo as part of celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Tomorrow, His Holiness will attend the inauguration of the 80th Sivagiri Annual Pilgrimage at the Sivagiri Mutt in Varkala and the following day will attend Centenary Celebrations of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in Kochi.
 

Latest News

His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Convene Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions in India
September 13th 2014
Dharamsala, HP, India, 13 September 2014 (OHHDL) - His Holiness the Dalai Lama is convening A Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions in India to discuss some of the most important issues ailing our society today, particularly in the context of India. The historic meeting will be held on 20 and 21 September 2014 in New Delhi.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Sadness and Concern on the Recent Flooding in Jammu and Kashmir
September 12th 2014

Addressing a Sino-Tibetan Conference
August 28th 2014

An Avalokiteshvara Empowerment Followed by Meetings with the Tibetan Community and Tibet Support Group in Germany
August 27th 2014

Concluding ‘The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ and ‘37 Practices of a Bodhisattva’
August 26th 2014

Explore