Nim Dorji | Trongsa

Coinciding with the auspicious 30th day of the first Bhutanese month, Trongsa dratshang distributed ngag-chu, blessed water, to the public as a preventive measure against Covid-19 on March 24.

The dratshang collected various drupchu (holy water) and damzey (sacred medical substances), and conducted rituals before distributing the water to the residents in Thruepang parking.

The secretary of Choetse Rabdey, Sonam Rinchen, said the blessed water is expected to keep people safe.

He explained that about 80 years ago, a disease widely spread in the locality but with the distribution of a holy water made from the tooth of the 27th Je Khenpo Pema Zangpo (a sacred relic in the dzong), many people got cured.

“We have soaked the tooth of the late Je Khenpo in the holy waters with various other elements and distributed to the people,” Sonam Rinchen said.