fbpx

Pakistan’s Sikhs want rare scripture to be placed in Lahore shrine

The handwritten copy of the Guru Granth Sahib is currently on display at a museum in Lahore.

Reading Time: 2 minutes
sikh scripture

The Sikh community in Pakistan wants a handwritten copy of Guru Granth Sahib, currently on display at a museum in Lahore and estimated to be 300 years old, to be placed at the Gurdwara Dera Sahib.

The Express Tribune reported that the handwritten copy of the Sikh holy book, according to experts, is very rare.

“While there is no date on it, the writing and ink shows it is more than three hundred years old,” said Aliza Saba Rizvi, the researcher in charge of the section of the Lahore Museum dedicated to Sikhism.

- Advertisement -

According to Rizvi, the manuscript, along with other artefacts, were received by the museum as a donation from various individuals and organization over a long period of time.

“This is a rare copy of the Guru Granth Sahib,” Rizvi confirmed, adding that a similar copy of the holy scripture is at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.

sikh golden temple in amritsar

Now the Sikh community in Pakistan wants the holy scripture to be placed inside the Gurdwara Dera Sahib. It’s a shrine situated in the heart of Lahore, which stands at the spot where Guru Arjan Dev died in 1606.

“It cannot be kept in a closet like any ordinary book. It needs to be placed inside the Gurdwara with the respect it deserves,” said Sardar Bishan Singh, former head of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC).

The community leader said he would place the demand on the agenda for the next meeting of the PSGPC.

Singh suggested the museum should transfer the rare scripture to the Gurdwara or hire a member of the community to take care of the holy book as prescribed by Sikh customs.

IANS

READ ALSO: Gurdwara in Pakistan handed over to Sikhs after 73 years

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

0
  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

0
  To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

0
  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic death...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

REVIEW: Antim – The Final Truth

0
  Director Mahesh Manjrekar's Antim: The Final Truth is a crime drama centred around the circle of fate. Based on the Marathi film Mulshi Pattern,...

The religious discrimination bill will make LGBTIQ+ Australians sick

0
  The Morrison government’s religious discrimination bill was introduced to parliament on Thursday. The bill, now on its third draft, has been a contentious piece of...
ICC T20 WC 2021 delivers record viewership. Pictured here, Indian team captain Virat Kohli with Pakistani team captain Babbar Azam and opener Mohammad Rizwan. Source: IANS

WC 2021: India-Pak match becomes most watched T20I in history

0
  With nearly 10,000 hours of live coverage across TV and digital platforms in 200 countries, the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup delivered a...
jango film

Film Review: Jango

0
  Claimed to be India's first time loop film, Jango is a brave attempt at storytelling. Choosing to make a film knowing fully well that...

REVIEW: Sabhaapathy

0
  Director R. Srinivasa Rao's 'Sabhaapathy' is a light-hearted entertainer that, despite its flaws, just about works. AT A GLANCE Starring: Santhanam, M.S. Baskar, Preeti Verma,...