Thimpu: Coinciding with the auspicious day of the 30th Day of the Third Month of the Lunar Calendar, Yum (Queen Mother) Thinley Choden offered thousands of butter lamp and thousand imperturbable prayers (Mithrugpai Tongchoe) for COVID-19 victims in India at the Talo Sangngak Chholing Monastic College in Punakha today.
The prayer was presided over by the Principal of the Monastic College and conducted by more than a hundred monks.
The Bhutanese are performing prayers and offering butter lamps to show sympathy and solidarity with those suffering fro COVID in India. People in the villages have coordinated with each other to come up with the programme.
The people of Dokar block in Paro district offered a thousand butter lamps and thousand imperturbable prayers for the victims of COVID-19 in India. The prayer was also performed at the Serlung Pekar Chholing Buddhist Institute in the same block by more than 160 monks.
The purpose of performing the prayers, according to the principal of the institute, was that if one prays to Buddha, all beings, including the deceased, will benefit.
People of Bhutan said they depend on India for everything and it is important to offer prayers when Indians are in such a grim situation.
The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi discussed the pandemic situation with the Prime Minister, Dr Lotay Tshering, and thanked Bhutan for the solidarity and prayers expressed by the leaders and people of Bhutan.