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The Lord's Ground was given a special blessing by five of the Dalai Lama's Gyuto Monks ahead of the Investec Ashes Test match here this month.
Fresh from a performance at Glastonbury Festival, the Monks - whose album, 'Chants: The Spirit of Tibet', is currently number 26 in the Australian Charts - performed Mahakala, a chant for protection, on the outfield.
"They have invoked the spirits of everyone that is involved in the ground," Tibetan Cultural Ambassador Sonam Rigzin told Lord's TV.
Hallowed turf gets blessed