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An outline of Sikh architectureby S.S. BhattiSo little has been written about Sikh architecture that it is difficult for anyone to believe that such a style of architecture exists at all. It is ironic that whereas the Sikhs are known the world over for their characteristic vigor, valor, versatility, above...
SIRSA, pronounced Sarsa (29"33`N, 75°04 E), in Haryana, once famous as a seat of Muslim Sufis and anchorites has two historical Sikh shrines : GURDWARA CHILHA SAHIB PATSHAHI 1. Guru Nanak once visited Sirsa and held discourse with the holy men, stressing the futility of withdrawal from the world and...
SIKH ARCHITECTURE, style and design of building conspicuously popular among the Sikhs, is owed primarily to their religious monuments. Their secular edifices such as fortresses, palaces, samadhs (mausoleums built over places of cremation), havelis (fortified houses), bungas (residential cum educational houses ), educational institutions, etc, are no different from the...
SATHIALA, a village 4 km northeast of Baba Bakala (SP`MN, 75"16`E) in Amritsar district of the Punjab, claims the honour of having been visited by three of the GurusGuru Nanak, Guru Hargobind and Guru Tegh Bahadur. Their visits are commemorated by three different gurdwaras. GURDWARA NANAKSAR PATSHAH! I marks the...
SANHER, 8 km southeast of Zira (30° 58`N, 74° 59 ° E), in Firozpur district, is sacred to Guru Hargobind, who visited the village on his way from Amritsar to Darauli. The Gurdwara Patshahl`Chhevin was in the control of Udasi priests before it came under the administration of the Shiromani...
RAIPUR, a village in Patiala district claims a historical shrine called Gurdwara Mariji Sahib Patshahi Naumi. Guru Tegh Bahadur visited Raipur during his stay at Saifabad, now Bahadurgarh, only 3 km away. The Gurdwara is inside the village. Its present building constructed at the beginning of the twentieth century is...
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