Zakar is the tradition of knowing the good and bad days as per the Buddhist religion.  When it comes to taking a decision or doing something important and big, people often look for zakar. It can be said that almost 90% of the Bhutanese still follows the tradition of looking zakar.

When it comes to Zakar, The dratshang Lhentshog (Council for religious Affairs) is the main council that looks after this matter. Be it a simple journey to travel or a big decision to make everyone looks zakar. The dratshang Lhentshog was established in the year 1984 and is headed by Jekhenpo. (the chief abbot of the country).

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Moreover, the council was established for promoting the welfare and the overall planning and administration of national sangha and other affiliated religious institutions. The monks and lams look after this zakar and they have a background of astrology.

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There is also one app builed by The Dratshang Lhentshog named Druk zakar. The app contains a 6 month zakar which is provided by the astrologers. Many people follow this app to check for a good day to start, plan, and execute. The impact of zakar on Bhutanese people is too high that they can postponed or preponed any plan if the day is considered bad or can be best.

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