Sunday, November 4, 2012

Selangor Sultanate : Part II

The Royal Regalia

Mahkota DYMM Sultan Selangor (Royal Crown)
Sultan of Selangor is one of the four Malay Rulers who wear a crown upon their coronation. The other rulers are the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan of Terengganu and Sultan of Johor. The Royal Crown was made for the installation and coronation of Sultan Ala'eddin Suleiman Shah by two jewellers in Penang in 1903.

 The Royal Crown is mounted with diamonds, rubies and precious stoned with aigrette composed entirely of diamonds.
Sultan Musa Ghiatuddin wearing the Royal crown as part of his regalia in a portrait

Tengkolok Diraja (Royal Headdress)
The Sultan of Selangor wears the Royal Headress on importany and auspicious occasions. It was designated with a diamond coronet bearing the inscription of the Sultan's crest.
Sultan Sharafuddin wearing the Royal headdress when he officiates the opening of the state assembly


Keris Beruk Berayun (Long Kris)
This keris symbolises the right of the Sultan of Selangor to rule. The keris has a straight lade unlike the usual keris.  The previous Sultan of Selangor , Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz  Shah has never been photographed with it. However, the current Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah wearing the sword in his official portrait and it was used during his installation and coronation. It's blade is never taken out for public  viewing except during the proclamation of Tengku Idris Shah as the Sultan of Selangor in 2001.
Keris Beruk Berayun

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah holding the Keris Beruk Berayun in his portrait


Baju Layang (Royal Robe)
The Royal robe is worn during the installation and coronation of the Sultan of Selangor. The embroidered emblem is the Selangor "DK ", the highest award of the state. Eachrobe is custom made for each Sultan.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah wearing the Royal Robe during his coronation in 2003

Keris Terapang Gabus (Golden Kris)
The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah wears this Keris as his attire in the official portrait. It was worn by Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah when he attended the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. The Sheath of this keris was made up of spongy wood or gabus.



Keris Gading Diraja (Royal Ivory Kris)
Keris Gading Diraja is one of the Royal Regalia in Selangor.


Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah holding Keris Gading Diraja as part of his royal regalia.

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