Photos: Celebrations of the Dalai Lama’s 83rd birthday

Tibetans-in-exile across India observed the 83rd birthday of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama with special prayers, traditional dances, music and with birthday cakes, hoping for his longevity and well-being.

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Buddhist monks from Thailand offer prayers on the 83rd birthday of 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, at Bodh Gaya on Friday. Born on July 6, 1935, in northeastern Tibet, the Dalai Lama was recognised at the age of two as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. (PTI)

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer prayers on the 83rd birthday of 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, at Bodh Gaya on Friday. Born on July 6, 1935, in northeastern Tibet, the Dalai Lama was recognised at the age of two as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. (PTI)

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Tibetans in exile hurl flour during a prayer session on the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s birthday in McLeodganj. Special prayers were also held in Ladakh in the presence of the spiritual leader who is expected to remain in the mountainous region till the end of July. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

Tibetans in exile hurl flour during a prayer session on the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s birthday in McLeodganj. Special prayers were also held in Ladakh in the presence of the spiritual leader who is expected to remain in the mountainous region till the end of July. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

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A woman takes photographs of the celebrations at Lha Gyari Temple in McLeodganj. The Dalai Lama fled Tibet after a failed uprising against the Chinese rule in 1959. He has been based out of India ever since. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

A woman takes photographs of the celebrations at Lha Gyari Temple in McLeodganj. The Dalai Lama fled Tibet after a failed uprising against the Chinese rule in 1959. He has been based out of India ever since. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

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Monks pray during the long life prayer session of the spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama’s sermons on ethics, non-violence, peace and religious harmony have made him one of the 20th century’s most revered spiritual leaders. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

Monks pray during the long life prayer session of the spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama’s sermons on ethics, non-violence, peace and religious harmony have made him one of the 20th century’s most revered spiritual leaders. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

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Tibetan artists perform traditional dances as part of the celebrations in McLeodganj. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

Tibetan artists perform traditional dances as part of the celebrations in McLeodganj. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

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Artists play flutes as they perform at a temple in McLeodganj. (PTI)

Artists play flutes as they perform at a temple in McLeodganj. (PTI)

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Food, civil supplies and consumer affairs minister from the state of Himachal Pradesh Kishan Kapoor along with Tibetans in exile cut a birthday cake as they celebrate the birthday of the Dalai Lama at a temple. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

Food, civil supplies and consumer affairs minister from the state of Himachal Pradesh Kishan Kapoor along with Tibetans in exile cut a birthday cake as they celebrate the birthday of the Dalai Lama at a temple. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

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The cake is distributed among the attendees. The Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent campaign for democracy and freedom in his homeland. Since escaping to India, he has spent his time in exile pushing for autonomy for Tibet. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

The cake is distributed among the attendees. The Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent campaign for democracy and freedom in his homeland. Since escaping to India, he has spent his time in exile pushing for autonomy for Tibet. (Shyam Sharma / HT Photo)

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