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Losar celebrated at Tsuglagkhang monastery temple in Himachal's Dharamshala
Losar, the Tibetan New Year, Losar was celebrated at Tsuglagkhang main temple in McLeodganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh with prayers and invocation of Palden Lhamo, the official protector deity of Tibet.

This year, Losar, as the first day of the Tibetan lunar new year (2146), is called the Year of the Earth Dog.

The gathering recited the invocation of Palden Lhamo, the official protector deity of Tibet. After the morning prayer service to usher in Losar, the local Tibetans from Dharamsala and nearby areas offered prayers and seeked blessings. The also paid obeisance  the Dalai Lama. At homes also the Tibetans made incense and food offering ceremony to purify past regrets and invite auspiciousness for the New Year.

The Dalai Lama wished 'Losar Tashi Delek' to all and urged the followers to live up to the its meaning and spirit. Lobsang Sangay, the Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile extended his greeting to the Tibetans on the occasion of Losar.

Governor of HP, Acharya Devvrat greeted the Tibetans saying, "I wish a happy and joyful new year and hope it will bring happiness, enthusiasm and joy in everyone's life and we will work together to have a peaceful world". He also wished long life to The Dalai Lama.

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