Saturday, August 29, 2009

Maharani Kunzang Dechen wife of Chogyal Sir Tashi Namgyal

Maharani with her children

Photo shared by Tenpa

I am thankful towards Tina Tashi for providing information about the persons in the photographs.

Maharani Kunzang Dechhen in the centre to her left is Prince Paljor, to her right is Prince Palden Thondup Namgyal who latter became the Chogya of Sikkiml, in front is Princess Pema Tsedeun. Baby is Princess Pema Choki.

MAHARANI KUSHANG DECHEN RAGASHAR was married to Chogyal Sir Tashi Namgyal, the King of Sikkim on 8th October, 1918 at the Royal Chapel, Tsuklakhang Monastary.

They had three sons and three daughters: Paljor Namgyal, Palden Thondup Namgyal, Jigdal Tsewing Namgyal, Pema Tsedong Namgyal, Pema Choki Namgyal and Sonam Palden Namgyal.

Maharani Kunzang Dechen died at the Royal Palace, Park Ridge, Gangtok, March 1987.

NB: Information taken from Royalark