Introduction / History / Origins / Features
The Kerjan or Enthronement ceremony is compulsory for the proclamation of the appointment of the new DatoBendahara Luak or Dato Lembaga Negeri Sembilan or the Negeri Sembilan Board of Dato. The Board of Dato Ceremonial Custom Committee will obtain a consensus for a suitable date to hold the ceremony at the Penghulu Luka Audience Hall.
Those required to attend on the proclamation day are the Supervisor of Ceremonial Custom of the Negeri Sembilan Seri Menanti Palace as representative of His Royal Highness Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, District Officers, District Religious Officers, District Police Chiefs and government officers as government representatives, as well as relatives of the appointee.
The new Dato is bathed with lime juice on a three tiered chair to signify that the Dato is now cleansed. Then the Dato adorns a Malay attire and seated on the Tilam Pandak (a mattress) at the house verandah. A feast is held on a gotong-royong (working together) basis with the slaughtering of a cow of which the head is displayed to the public.
Preparations for the Ceremony
The preparations for the ceremony cover decorating the Audience Hall as follows:
The Area Above the Audience Hall:
The Area Below the Audience Hall:
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