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town (2001 est. pop. 19,200), Himachal Pradesh, N India. Located on the slopes of the Kangra valley at the edge of Dhauladhar range in the outer Himalayas. Dharamsala is noted as the residence of the Dalai LamaDalai Lama
[Tibetan,=oceanic teacher], title of one of the main leaders of Tibetan Buddhism. Believed like his predecessors to be the incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, 1935–, was installed in 1940.
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. The lower section is a largely Indian market town; the upper section, also known as McLeod Ganj, is a former British hill station and site of the Tibetan government in exile since 1960. The 8th earl of ElginElgin, James Bruce, 8th earl of
, 1811–63, British statesman, son of the 7th earl. He served as governor of Jamaica (1842–46) and in 1847 was appointed governor-general of Canada.
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 is buried in the churchyard of St. John in the Wilderness in Upper Dharamsala.
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15 ( ANI ): An explosion took place at Harkhen Kumar Jain Dharmshala in Bihar's Arrah city, injuring one person.
15 ( ANI ): Union Minister of State (MoS) for Power RK Singh on Thursday took cognisance and spoke to Arrah's Superintendent of Police (SP) Avkash Kumar about the explosion at Harkhen Kumar Jain Dharmshala in Bihar.
Dharmshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India] June 22, ( ANI ) :The exile Government of Tibet on Wednesday released its first ever animated film on all-time favorite fable, the Forgetful Agu Phagpa and a Tibetan dubbed version of Buddha's Sutra, Life of Buddha.
The Dalai Lama fled in 1959 after a failed uprising against the Chinese rule and has been staying in Dharmshala in northern India, traveling the world seeking support for the rights of the Tibetan people.
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