Sunday, 17 November 2013

Old manuscript of Guru Granth Sahib get viewing on Guru Nanak Gurpurb (Nepal)


Guru Granth Sahib at Gurudwara Math

Sikh pilgrims visiting Kathmandu, Nepal on the occasion of birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev had darshan of handwritten sarup of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, informed SPS Oberoi, president Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust on Saturday.The Nepalese Government had agreed to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at Guru Nanak Math, a 400-year-old gurdwara in Kathmandu.



Previously the 300-year-old handwritten bir of Guru Granth Sahib (about 1,554 pages) was lying in a cupboard of the gurdwara just like any other book.Gurdwara incharge Mahant Das had installed the sarup for the visiting Sikh pilgrms.

Oberoi said that many handwritten sarup were in poor condition due to termite attack that had destroyed the pages in another Gurdwara Nanak Matth situated in Shobawati about 5 kilometers away from Nanak Matth, Balaju.

He, however, added that the Gurdwara Trust had treated about six to eight sarup's by applying high quality anti-termite solution.

Previously the 300-year-old handwritten bir of Guru Granth Sahib (about 1,554 pages) was lying in a cupboard of the gurdwara just like any other book.



Footprints of Guru Nanak at Guru Nanak Math

Guru Nanak Math
The land of the 400-year-old Guru Nanak Math still stands in the name of Guru Nanak Dev. In 1516, the then Nepal King Raja Jai Jagat Malla of the Malla dynasty had donated 1,600 acres for religious service to the first Sikh Guru.

Yudhvir Rana, TNN | Nov 16, 2013 Edited and additional photos by Sikh Nugget. 

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