The 11th Panchen Lama is escorted by monks playing religious musical instruments and walks on a yellow carpet symbolizing noble auspiciousness to the Panchen Pagoda in the Xihuang Temple where the clothes of the 6th Panchen Lama was buried. The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu gives blessings to monks and laymen by conducting a head-touching ritual in the Xihuang Temple of Beijing on May 18.
Photo shows the 11th Panchen Lama pays homage to the 6th Panchen Lama by prostrating three times to this pagoda where the clothes of the 6th Panchen Lama was burried and consecrated.
Photo shows the 11th Panchen Lama sits in his seat that has been prepared in the middle in the north of the hall and holds the worship ritual to give people blessings.
The awarded monks with “Tho Ram Pa” degree and “Nzhing Ram Ba” degree pay homage to the 11th Panchen Lama on May 18.