“A Golden October”

A photo story celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the Royal Wedding of The Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Gyaltsuen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck

The Royal Wedding took place at the Punakha Dzong, the Palace of Great Bliss, on 13th October 2011. The ceremony was presided over by the Je Khenpo for the Zhabdrung Dag Nangma prayer with 100 monks reciting Tshepa Mey prayers (prayers of long life). The King then received the Dar Na Nga, five silk scarves in the five auspicious colors, as well as the Raven Crown of the Wangchuck Dynasty. His Majesty then received another Dar Na Nga for his bride and bestowed it on her, along with the crown of the Druk Gyaltsuen. This was followed by a formal proclamation of Ashi Jetsun Pema Wangchuck as the Queen of Bhutan.

The proclamation was followed by the Tashi Ngasoel ceremony at the Grand Kuenra. During this ceremony, the Je Khenpo chanted the Ngoedrup Langwa prayers for the accumulation of spiritual and worldly virtues. Following this ceremony, representatives of civil and religious authority presented the King and Queen symbolic gifts. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a traditional presentation of felicitations was followed by a public celebration in Punakha.

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