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King Khesar to receive dar today

Published on Nov 01 2008 // Main News

Thimphu, November 01: As part of the coronation celebration, King Jigme Khesar will receive dar from Buddhist lama in Punakha dzong Saturday. He reached there Friday.

A number of activities have been organized in the dzongkhags on his arrival. Punakha dzong is decorated for the event. Seven buses of Bhutan Post has been sent to the dzongkhag to freely ferry people to Thimphu for ceremony.

Several functions are being organized throughout the country, though under tight security in southern parts, to mark the ascend of fifth king to throne.

Meanwhile, elephants, sheep, horses, yaks, mithuns, jatshams and bulls form the seven symbolic animals which are made ready to be offered to King Khesar during the enthronement on November 7. But the animals will be returned to their owners are the function.

Also will be offered the Druna ghu (nine types of grains that grow in Bhutan) and Zongcha dhuen (seven pieces of hand-woven cloth). Bhutan News Service

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