23.6 C
Brunei
Thursday, May 26, 2022
23.6 C
Brunei
Thursday, May 26, 2022
More
    - Advertisement -

    Their Majesties grace Istiadat Berbedak ceremony

    Rokiah Mahmud

    The royal wedding between Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah and Yang Mulia Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi yesterday evening continued with the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja ceremony or the Royal Powdering ceremony at the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana of Istana Nurul Iman.

    His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam graced the Royal Powdering ceremony.

    Accompanying Their Majesties were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince, and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah binti Pengiran Haji Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah binti Dato Haji Nasir; and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.

    Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna; and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam also attended.

    The arrival of Their Majesties led by Panglima Diraja holding pemuras and karga while Panglima Asgar bringing the kelasak and perhiasan tunggal followed with the entrance of four Awang-Awang who lit dian empat (four ceremonial candles). A kasur namat (royal cushion of yellow cloth) was carried by two Awang-Awang and placed at the centre of Dian Empat.

    Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohd Yusof then informed Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris bin Pengiran Maharaja Lela Pengiran Muda Abdul Kahar that the ceremony was ready to commence.

    Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris informed His Majesty that the ceremony to invite Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah was ready.

    ABOVE & BELOW: His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam applying the powdered paste to the palms of Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah and Yang Mulia Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi. PHOTOS: MUIZ MATDANI

    His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam at the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja ceremony. PHOTOS: INFOFOTO & MUIZ MATDANI
    ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince, and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah binti Pengiran Haji Bolkiah; and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen applying powdered paste to the palms of Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah at the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja ceremony. PHOTOS: INFOFOTO & MUIZ MATDANI

    ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel; and His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah at the ceremony

    ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Bini Hajah Faizah binti Dato Haji Nasir; and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah at the ceremony

    ABOVE & BELOW: Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah; Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah; Yang Mulia Puan Hajah Mariam binti Haji Abdul Aziz; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna; and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam

    ABOVE & BELOW: Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah; Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah binti Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Hajah Taiyibah Qalbul Bolqiah; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Qawi; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Dr Abdul Fattaah; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Mu’min; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Omar Ali; Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Khaliilah Khalilatul Bolqiah; and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Naafi’ah Khairul Bulqiah

    ABOVE & BELOW: Photos above show Yang Mulia Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi with Yang Mulia Puan Hajah Mariam binti Haji Abdul Aziz and the groom’s parents during the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja ceremony. PHOTOS: INFOFOTO & MUIZ MATDANI

    Yang Mulia Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi seated at the dais for the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja ceremony
    ABOVE & BELOW: The groom enters Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana of Istana Nurul Iman; and Awang-Awang bearing ceremonial weapons and items

    An overview of the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja ceremony
    ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show Awang-Awang with the dian empat and kasur namat

    His Majesty then instructed the ceremony to commence and instructed Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah; Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna; the spouses of Minister of Health, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II, the State Mufti, Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja, Pehin Orang Kaya Shabandar, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Sanggamara Diraja, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Kerma Raja, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Ratna Wijaya and Pehin Orang Kaya Maharaja Diraja to invite Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah to proceed to the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana.

    It was followed with Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna proceeding to the Pengangunan Pengantin Diraja to invite the royal-bride-to-be accompanied by the wives of the state dignitaries as commanded by His Majesty.

    Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah arrived at the Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana flanked by Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Zariah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna. The delegation was led by 40 sinipit (spears) carried by Awang-Awang followed by Juru Bini Dayang Hajah Rokiah and two Hulubalang Diraja or warriors carrying pemuras (muskets) and karga while Hulubalang Asgar carried kelasak and kampilan (a shield and dagger).

    A dian tunggal (single ceremonial candle) was carried by Dayang-Dayang. The delegation was accompanied by Pehin Manteri Bini Datin Paduka Dayang Hajah Aminah and Pehin Jawatan Bini Datin Paduka Dayang Hajah Siti accompanied by three Dayang-Dayang carrying regalia payung, kaskol and kain pendukungan; seven Pahawai Perempuan carrying a puan, a tarian, a kabok and panastan, a kiap, a chupu, a pasigupan, a kaskol and 16 dian carried by 16 Dayang-Dayang.

    Meanwhile, part of other regalia included 16 pedang and perisai (swords and shields); 16 tumbak benarangan and eight kabok and panastan by carried Awang-Awang.

    Once the royal bride was seated, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Adanan informed Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris that the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja was ready to commence.

    Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris informed His Majesty that the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja was ready to begin. The Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja began with Dikir Syarafil Anam (Dikir Marhaban).

    Once the Dikir Marhaban resonated Ya Habibi, Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Penggawa Laila Bentara Istiadat Diraja Dalam Istana Pengiran Haji Alauddin bin Pengiran Paduka Tuan Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar then invited His Majesty to lead the ceremony of Menculiki Bedak Diraja on His Majesty’s daughter Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah followed by 17 cannon shots indicating the start of Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja for Pengantin Diraja Perempuan.

    The Istiadat Menculiki Bedak Diraja was next performed by Her Majesty followed by members of the royal family and parents of the groom Yang Mulia Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi.

    For the ceremonial occasion, a special powder made up of seven colours was used. After the conclusion of the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja, a Doa Selamat was read by State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned.

    Meanwhile, the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja ceremony continued for the royal groom Yang Mulia Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi last evening at Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana of Istana Nurul Iman.

    The event began when Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohd Yusof informed Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris bin Pengiran Maharaja Lela Pengiran Muda Abdul Kahar that the groom was ready.

    Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris then informed His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam that the Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja for the groom was ready to begin.

    His Majesty then instructed the ceremony to start.

    Yang Mulia Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi then entered Balai Singgahsana Indera Buana accompanied by Pehin Penyurat Awang Maidin bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Hamid and Pehin Penyurat Haji Awang Osman bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Said followed by companions – 12 sinipit carried by Awang-Awang; seven male Pahawai carrying puan, a pasigupan, a kaskol and 16 dian brought by 16 Awang-Awang other regalia included six pedang and perisai, six tumbak bendarangan, four kabok and panastan carried by Awang-Awang.

    Once Yang Mulia Awang Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi was seated at the dais, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Adanan informed Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris that Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja was ready to proceed.

    Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris then informed His Majesty that Istiadat Berbedak Pengantin Diraja ceremony was ready.

    His Majesty then instructed the ceremony to be carried out while Dikir Syarafil Anam echoed during the ceremony. His Majesty was invited by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Penggawa Laila Bentara Istiadat Diraja Dalam Istana Pengiran Haji Alauddin bin Pengiran Paduka Tuan Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar for Menculiki Bedak Diraja followed by 17 cannon shots to mark the occasion.

    It was followed by Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam sprinkling the seven-coloured powder on the palm of the groom followed by members of the royal family and the groom’s parents.

    Prior to the departure of Their Majesties, a Doa Selamat was read by State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned.

    - Advertisement -

    Latest article