As the beat of the Nakara drum reverberated within the Lapau and cannon-fire echoed in the capital during the 'Majlis Istiadat Membuka Gendang Jaga-Jaga' at the Lapau in Bandar Seri Begawan, yesterday morning, the Royal Regalia and Decorations were also set up at Istana Nurul Iman.
A "Pemajangan" is a royal decoration made of white fabric which is shaped into a canopy over a designated site. The Royal Regalia were put up along both the Pemajangan as soon as twenty-one cannon shots boomed out at the 'Majlis Istiadat Membuka Gendang Jaga-Jaga'. Among the royal regalia and decorations are His Majesty's Royal Emblems; Chogan Ugama; Payung Ubor-Ubor Tiga Ringkat; Payung Haram; Ula-Ula Besar; Naglong and Tunggul Carok. The Regalia, inherited through the eras of Brunei's monarchical dynasty, each has its own meaning.
The Royal Regalia are usually put up at royal weddings, coronation and royal processions. The 'Pemajangan' is placed at Istana Nurul Iman for the Majlis Istiadat Berjaga-jaga until the 8th of October in conjunction with The Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's Accession to the Throne.
News courtesy of Radio Television Brunei
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