Grand Opening of Sikh Heritage Photo Exhibition Today
Atlanta, Georgia: UNITED SIKHS is proud to invite you and your families on behalf of the Gurudwara, Guru Nanak Mission Society of Atlanta to attend the grand opening of the Sikh heritage photo exhibition.
Program of Grand Opening on Saturday, April 6
|Venue:||1158 Rockbridge Road, Norcross, GA 30093|
|Date:||April 1st – 20th|
|Reception & Refreshment:||4 PM|
|Grand Opening Ceremony:||5 PM|
|Guru Ka Langar:||6 PM|
Gurudwara Sahib aims to create awareness of the historical significance of the Sikh community and its legacy through its exhibits. The exhibition is featuring photo displays of rare art and artifacts of Sikh heritage including Kalgi of Guru Gobind Singh, painting, photographs, and manuscripts.
Guru Gobind Singh gifted his personal belongings, arms, and handwritten manuscripts to his followers, which are preserved as rare collections. His handwritten and signed hukumnamas (commandments) are preserved in museums at Sikh Takhts (Primary Shrines). A strong urge to protect and preserve the Sikh history, its distinct identity and culture was posed. Various Sikh groups made sustained efforts to create a collection of documents and to build a repository that includes clothes, monuments, rare jewelry, ornaments, rare frescoes, tapestries, manuscripts and numismatics associated with the Sikh gurus and emperors.
|Guru Gobind Singh’s Katar, Size 20”x30”||Kirpan of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji|
|Both Relics are in the collection of the Maharaja of Patiala at Moti Bagh Palace|
The photo displays in the exhibits are:
- Chola (robe) of Guru Nanak Sahib,
- Personal belongings of Guru Hargobind Sahib,
- Images of rare manuscripts,
- Illustrated folios,
- Hukumnamas (commandments),
- A beautiful personal Kirpal (scimitar) of Guru Gobind Singh,
- Breast plate with gold inscription of Guru Gobind Singh,
- Historic khanda used at the time of the formation of the Khalsa,
- A bed-sheet of the Guru Gobind Singh,
- Panchkala Shastra (weapon) of Guru Gobind Singh,
- A chakki (grindstone) used to grind flour for Guru Gobind Singh,
- Rare photographs of the collection of artifacts in the Toshakhana of the Golden Temple,
- A shield from the armies of Maharaja Ranjit Singh,
- Photographs of valuable relics.
For more information please contact Gurudwara Sahib at 770-931-3490, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.