Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, right, participates in the earth ritual prayer at the inauguration of the Kalchakra ceremony, in Amravati, 350 kilometers from Hyderabad in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Thursday.
Around 100,000 pilgrims , spiritual leaders and devotees from across the world are participating in the ten daylong Kalchakra ceremonies,
where teachings and practice of the Buddhist faith will be practiced. The first four dpilgrimsays of the Kalchakra ceremony are devoted to preliminary teachings. The initiation ceremony starts on the fifth day.