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Coronation of the King of Bhutan – Sacred Dar Ceremony – Day 1

On the 31st of October, 2008, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck travelled from Thimphu to Punakha the ancient capital. Upon arrival in Punakha, His Majesty was received in a grand Chipdrel ceremonial procession. Later in the day, His Majesty hosted a lunch for the hundreds of people who had come to witness the Sacred Dar ceremony the next day.

His Majesty also joined the other members of the Royal Family, and the people in a game of archery.

 

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, offers butter lamps at Druk Wangyal

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, offers butter lamps at the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (Temple) at Dochula en route to the Sacred Dar Ceremony in Punakha.

 

His Majesty attends an archery game in Punakha

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, attends an archery game as part of the Sacred Dar Ceremony Celebrations in Punakha.

 

H.R.H. Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck

H.R.H. Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, participates at a game of archery during the celebrations at Punakha as part of the Sacred Dar Ceremony for His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan.

 

H.R.H. Prince Khamsum Singye Wangchuck

H.R.H. Prince Khamsum Singye Wangchuck, participates at a game of archery during the celebrations at Punakha as part of the Sacred Dar Ceremony for His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan.

 

Further reading about the eve of the Sacred Dar Ceremony

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#1 Coronation of the King of Bhutan - His Majesty returns from Punakha to Thimphu on 11.28.08 at 12:42 am

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