Kalyani Gajapati Crowned As First Queen Of Paralakhemundi

Paralakhemundi: Kalyani Gajapati, daughter of Late Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Dev, was coronated as the first queen of Paralakhemundi at a ceremony at the royal palace here on Saturday.

The royal priest conducted her coronation during a special ritual.

Notably, Gopinath Gajapati had passed away in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Friday. Later, his mortal remains were brought to Paralakhemundi.

As the last rites of a king have to be performed as per the royal tradition, the funeral was performed at the palace backyard after the queen gave the order soon after her coronation.

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