The Consecration of a New Temple in Bhutan
The Royal Family of Bhutan attended the consecration ceremony for a new temple (Phodrang) named after the Guru Nangsid Zilnon yesterday, amidst colourful and traditional ceremony, including religious offerings, dancing and a magnificently warm welcome from the local people.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Queen Jetsun Pema and Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Gyalsey, were escorted to the Phodrang in a traditional chipdrel ceremony – a colourful yet solemn procession often performed during such dedications. Later, part of the consecration ceremony involved Monks, who wore orange and red robes, processing around the temple. They carried religious banners and “instruments” that are used during sacred ceremonies.
The royal party met many of the thousands of people gathered to witness the proceedings, delighted in meeting the Gyalsey, who now often accompanies his parents on such visits.
Accordinging to the King’s Facebook page, His Majesty often meets members of the armed forces of Bhutan during his visits and on this occasion, the veteran soldiers were granted an audience with the king.
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