Keonjhar: The final coronation of Prince Dhananjaya Narayan Bhanj as the 49th King of Keonjhar princely state has been held. On the auspicious occasion of Dhanu Sankranti on Monday, Dhananjaya Narayan ascended to the throne as per a decision taken by Rajamata Malavika Devi.
Following the death of 48th Keonjhar King Ananta Narayan Bhanj on December 1, his elder son Dhananjaya Narayan was coronated as the interim king the same day. As per the tradition, the throne cannot be left vacant and Ananta Narayan’s death rituals were performed only after Dhananjaya was coronated as the interim king.
Dhananjaya Narayan began his work on Tuesday after offering prayers to deities at Sri Sri Baladebajew temple.