Tibetans welcome New Year

Updated: Feb 11, 2013 17:02 IST

Exiled Tibetan monks blow ceremonial horns to usher in the Tibetan New Year or Losar with ritual prayers at the Tsuglagkhang temple in Dharamsala. The Tibetan government-in-exile has called upon Tibetans to forgo celebrations for the new Water Snake year as a mark of respect for Tibetans who have immolated themselves since 2009. Shyam Sharma/HT
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Exiled Tibetan monks blow ceremonial horns to usher in the Tibetan New Year or Losar with ritual prayers at the Tsuglagkhang temple in Dharamsala. The Tibetan government-in-exile has called upon Tibetans to forgo celebrations for the new Water Snake year as a mark of respect for Tibetans who have immolated themselves since 2009. Shyam Sharma/HT

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