The sacred scroll being brought to Rumtek Monastery near Gangtok, Sikkim on Wednesday Credit: EastMojo image

Gangtok: The sacred scroll of the Buktham Rinpoche was on Wednesday brought from Gyuto Monastery in Dharamshala to the holy seat of the Karmapa at the Dharma Chakra Centre in Rumtek Monastery near Gangtok, Sikkim after several years.

Representatives from all the monasteries across the state, including Sangha MLA Sonam Lama, and devotees gathered in large numbers to welcome the scroll with utmost joy and happiness.

“We are holding a ceremonial reception of the confirmation letter given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for the recognition of the reincarnation of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa who is the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. The letter was left by the predecessors who have now been brought to Sikkim. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa is unable to visit Sikkim, therefore we are worshiping this scared scroll as his presence in his rightful seat,” said Tashi Thargay, member of the Dharma Chakra Centre, Rumtek Monastery.

The Buktham Rinpoche is the sacred scroll issued by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on June 30, 1992 granting his formal seat of approval and confirmation on the recognition of Ogyen Trinley Dorje as His Holiness, the 17th Karmapa.

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