The devotees had staged a seven-kilometre peaceful march -- from the main Buddhist temple in McLeod Ganj to the monastery -- to express solidarity with the Karmapa.
Urging his followers to remain peaceful, the 26-year-old monk who heads the powerful Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism expressed faith that "truth will prevail”.
"The Indian government, in contrast to the communist regime in China, is a free and democratic country,” the Karmapa told his followers.
Over the last week, the police have quizzed the Karmapa and arrested several of his aides after nearly Rs6.5 crore -- including Rs12 lakh in Chinese yuan and Rs6 lakh in US dollars –- was recovered at his monastery during raids.
The Karmapa’s aides have maintained that the Chinese currency were offerings made by his large following of Tibetans from Tibet and Buddhists from the Chinese mainland.