Prince Gyanendra was crowned King of Nepal at 1100 hours on Monday at the Nyasal Chowk of Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the Nepali Times reported.
As auspicious music played in the background, Nepal Radio in a live broadcast said the Bada Guru placed the crown on the new king.
The king then sat on Nepal's Naga Throne. Also present on the occasion were the prime minister, the chief justice, senior government officials and other members of the Royal Palace and senior generals of the Royal Nepal Army, including the Chief of Army Staff Prajwalla S J B Rana.
All those present ceremonially placed silver coins on the ground before paying their respects ( daam rakhne).
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