His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, along with Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother, Their Majesties the Queen Mothers, and members of the Royal Family joined the Zhung Dratshang to offer Tenzhug to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo in commemoration of His Majesty’s 60th Birth Anniversary according to lunar calendar.
The Tenzhug was offered on 10 November 2014 Tashichhodzong to pray for the longevity and wellbeing of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, as well as to express gratitude for the peace, progress and prosperity that the people of Bhutan have enjoyed under His Majesty’s benevolent reign.
The Prime Minister, Cabinet, Speaker, Chairperson of National Council, Opposition Leader, and senior government officials also offered their prayers at the ceremony.
The Tenzhug, offered on an auspicious day marked by a rainbow around the sun, was led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo. The Zhabdrung Daknang Sungchok commenced at 4 am, with senior members of the clergy from across the country participating in it. Following the Thrusol (purification) ceremony, the Zhung Dratshang , Tshedrang and Tsheril symbolising the longevity of body, speech and mind, and Tashi Dzegyed, Gelsey Nadhun and Tashi Tagyed.
The Tenzhug concluded with the offering of Mendrel, Ku, Sung, Thuk, Yonten and Thinley, and other auspicious and traditional offerings with Zhabten and Tashi Moenlam.
The Prime Minister offered on behalf of the people of Bhutan, a golden statue of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
The year-long celebrations of the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo will be launched tomorrow at Changlimithang.