Set in the gigantic courtyard of the Trashi chhodzong, the largest administrative fortress of Bhutan, the Thimphu Domchoe and the tshechu perhaps receive the maximum number of devotees coming to witness the festival.

Besides the annual three day Tshechu, Thimphu also celebrates a one day festival known as the Thimphu Dromchoe. The day long festival originally dates back to the 17th century and showcases the sacred dances dedicated to the chief protective deity of Bhutan, Palden Lhamo.

Owing to the spiritual importance of the Thimphu Dromchoe, and the administrative importance of the venue at Trashichhodzong, the opening ceremony of the dances is generally graced by the Chief Abbot of the country.

As befitting the significance of the event, most of the dances have didactic themes and are allegorical instances of the good triumphing over the negative adverse forces . The dances continue to bless the old and the young alike, from near and far, inspiring in them the values of love and compassion. Even, His Majesty the King has visited time and again.

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