Being a Punjabi girl and a Corporate Trainer at the same time is the versatility of my personality and this is something I am loved for. Choosing Amritsar, a Sikh cultural city as my vocational destination meant a lot for me. After spending some of the valuable days in Amritsar and capturing beauty of many places it was time to rediscover the Central Sikh Museum Amritsar to gather a broad vision of our Sikh ancestors. Though I am a young self-dependant girl, my culture lies within me and this attracts me towards historical places and relish luxurious Punjabi cuisine.
The museum is the focal point of our Sikh gurus, saints and warriors’ paintings, each of whom has a huge contribution towards the religion of Sikh and its augmentation. It also boasts of collection of old heritage coins, ancestral arms and primordial manuscripts accompanied with an admirable library. It was something great for me that I was permitted to use my camera. Its establishment in the year 1958 with some of the brilliant painting exhibits done by the grand Sikh artists like Thakur Singh, Gurdit Singh, Phulan Rani, S. Kirpal Singh and Shobha Singh are as astounding as ever. Those paintings and Princess Bamba’s pencil sketches depict the glory of Sikh culture. The museum also conserves musical instruments like Baba Sham Singh’s Saranda and other stringed instruments, canopy supporters made of wooden and wrapped with silver of Maharaja Ranjit Singh times. It also preserves Guru Gobind Singh’s wooden comb, Bow and Arrows, iron jacket and iron chakras that were worn by the warrior on his turban. All the above are worth seeing and revise the times of the Sikh’s sacrifices and their war for the well being.
Central Sikh Museum Amritsar | Image Resource : flickr.com
The museum consists of three halls where periodic history of Guru Sahiban and Bhagat Sahiban, holy voyage of Guru Nanak and the struggle period of the Sikh with portraits of Bhai Mani Singh, Dyala, Taru Singh, and various portraits of the Sikh scholars, political and social personalities and Harmandir Sahib’s Head Granthis are on display. The giant journey of Sikhism and its sacrifice through the Central Sikh Museum Amritsar was incomplete without the devoted place, where bloods of thousands were surged without mercy.