10 years after Nepal was declared a Federal Republic, the public will now be able to view the Royal Crown, scepter, and sword used by Shah dynasty kings at Narayanhiti Museum in Kathmandu.

Even though the Shah dynasty ruled Nepal for 240 years, “the tradition of the kings wearing the crown started in Nepal since the time of King Rajendra Bikram Shah.” (The Himalayan Times)

Photo shows the royal crown used by former monarchs of Nepal unveiled to the public at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum in Kathmandu for the first time in 10 years on Oct. 15, 2018. Xinhua

Nepali Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli, unveiled the royal crown scepter, tiara, sword and other regalia.

Photo:Corporate Nepal

According the government, the crown consists of 730 pieces of diamonds, over 2,000 pearls, precious rubies and other gems and stones.

As reported by the Himalayan Times, “Culture expert, Satya Mohan Joshi informed that the plumes used in the crown of Nepali kings used the plumes of the bird of paradise found in Australia.”


The last King to wear the crown was Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah.  Monarchy was abolished in Nepal in 2008.

Former King Gyanendra


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