The entire area of the village is unterstood metaphorically as the body of a goddess in the form of a snake. The village inhabitants are convinced that once Guru Rinpoche, in the form of an owl, conquered this snake goddess in a magical fight. In this way, the entire area was freed of evil spirits and demons.
Today, the snake is pinned down by a village Buddhist temple that was built exactly upon her eye. As an expression of Buddhism formed in stone, this temple pins down this pre-Buddhist deity to her place as with a nail.
In the last decades, however, there were great problems with another protective deity, the Yül lha* Dramar Pelzang.