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Coronation of the King of Bhutan – Crowning Ceremony

On the 6th of November 2008, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was crowned the Fifth King of Bhutan in a sacred and intimate ceremony in the Serthri Namgay Khangzang (the Supreme Golden Throne Room) in the Tashichhodzong.

Amidst the recitation of holy sutras by the monks, His Holiness the Je Khenpo raised the Raven Crown with the Tashi Khadar and handed it to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The Fourth King held it until the precise moment of 8.31 AM, chosen for its auspiciousness, and then placed it gently on the head of his son, the Fifth King of Bhutan, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

At that moment His Majesty ascended the Supreme Golden Throne, becoming the world’s youngest reigning monarch, in the world’s newest democracy.

 

His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King crowns His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the Fifth King of Bhutan.

His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King crowns His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the Fifth King of Bhutan.

Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the Fifth King of Bhutan in the Throne Room of the Tashichhodzong.

Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the Fifth King of Bhutan in the Throne Room of the Tashichhodzong.

Further reading about the Coronation Ceremony

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3 comments ↓

#1 Dawa Tsheirng on 02.14.09 at 8:30 am

sir,
this was a very scared step u have taken to write about HM and royal family of bhutan. i really love my king and thats why i always browse this web to know abour my king. plz add more informations regarding our kings so that every one reads it. i encourage my college mates to browse this web and they do.
thanks very much,
dawa from cst

#2 Ugyen Wangchuk on 02.20.09 at 12:33 am

The photographs are splendid, the website is simple and great too !!! The right website to pay tribute to our monarchs and the royal family for their acts of kindness and compassion to the people of BHUTAN.

#3 tshering tashi on 01.25.10 at 5:10 am

Sir,
splendid its a very honoring pictures of our great king and browsing this site is a only way to pay our tribute to our small kingdom,king and to our government for those students who are far away from our beautiful country.I love my king and country so much.