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Coronation of the King of Bhutan – Sacred Dar Ceremony – Day 2

On the 1st of November 2008, His Majesty received the sacred Dar-Na-Nga from the Holy Machhen (the 357-year-old embalmed body of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal), in the presence of the fourth Druk Gyalpo and His Holiness the Je Khenpo, yesterday morning at the Puna Dechen Phodrang Dzong in Punakha.

The Dar-Na-Nga are the five sacred sashes of silk bearing five colors (representing the five elements) blessed by the Holy Machhen each time a royal successor to the Dragon Throne is invested as the king.

 

Thongdrel (giant applique scroll) of the Zhabdrung at Punakha Dzong during Sacred Dar Ceremonies at the Machen Lhakhang for His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

Thongdrel (giant applique scroll) of the Zhabdrung at Punakha Dzong during the Sacred Dar Ceremonies at the Machen Lhakhang for His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

 

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, is received by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Fourth King of Bhutan and His Holiness the Je Khenpo at the Courtyard of the Machhen Lhakhang.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, is received by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Fourth King of Bhutan and His Holiness the Je Khenpo at the Courtyard of the Machhen Lhakhang.

 

Chipdrel Procession (traditional procession) for His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, at courtyard of the Machen Lhakhang, during the Sacred Dar Ceremony.

Chipdrel Procession (traditional procession) for His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, at courtyard of the Machhen Lhakhang, during the Sacred Dar Ceremony.

 

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, is presented with a set of

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, is presented with a set of “Gyelwa-rig-nga” the five symbols of empowerment during the Tashi Ngasoel Ceremony in the Grand Kuenra (main prayer hall) of Puna Dechen Phodrang Dzong.

 

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, in the Grand Kuenra (Main Prayer Hall) of Puna Dechen Phodrang Dzong.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, in the Grand Kuenra (Main Prayer Hall) of Puna Dechen Phodrang Dzong.

 

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan wearing the sacred scarves.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan wearing the sacred “Dar-Na-Nga” (five sacred sashes bearing five colors that are blessed by the Holy Machen each time a royal successor to the Dragon Throne is invested as king).

 

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, is greeted by Ashi Tashi Dorji, sister of the Royal Grand Mother.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, is greeted by Ashi Tashi Dorji, sister of the Royal Grand Mother.

 

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, with the people of Punakha, Wangdue and Gasa districts, following the Sacred Dar Ceremony.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, with the people of Punakha, Wangdue and Gasa districts, following the Sacred Dar Ceremony.

 

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, shares a light moment with his people from Punakha, Gasa and Wangdi districts during the celebrations following the Sacred Dar Ceremonry.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, shares a light moment with his people from Punakha, Gasa and Wangdi districts during the celebrations following the Sacred Dar Ceremonry.

 

H.R.H. Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, sister to His Majesty the King of Bhutan, during the ceremonies and celebrations.

H.R.H. Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, sister to His Majesty the King of Bhutan, during the ceremonies and celebrations.

 

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, with a performer from the village of Laya during the celebrations with the people of Punakha, Wangdi and Gasa districts, following the Sacred Dar Ceremony.

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, with a performer from the village of Laya during the celebrations with the people of Punakha, Wangdi and Gasa districts, following the Sacred Dar Ceremony.

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