Freed Posted July 12, 2005 Report Share Posted July 12, 2005 Inscriptions on the walls of the Harimandir Sahib. The opening Slok of the Sukhmani Sahib - Gold work from the walls of the Harimandir Sahib. The dedication above the Main Door of the Harimandir Sahib. The dedication is dated 1887 - (AD1830) It reads ' Siri Maharaj Guru Sahib Ji ne apne param sewak sikh jaan kar Sri Darbar Sahib Ji ki sewa sri Maharaja Singh Sahib Ranjit Singh ji par daya karke karai . Sammant 1887.' translation (from Patwant Singh 1988) - The Great Guru in His wisdom looked upon Maharaja Ranjit Singh as his chief servitor and Sikh, in his benevolence, bestowed on him the privilege of serving the temple . ' Before the restoration ; After the restoration - Photograph taken in Feb 2000 The Inscription on the Side Door - Dated 1896 (AD 1839) - Photograph from the 1970s. It asks SatGuru Ji to Maintain the "BolBala" of the Khalsa - and thanks Guru Sahib for bestowing the opportunity to perform Sewa on Maharaja Ranjit Singh - on Bhai Sant Singh Giani - (Head Giani of Maharaja Ranjit Singh - who arranged and managed the Gold plating, restoration and beautification of The Darbar Sahib) and on Maharaja Kharak Singh and Kanwar Nau Nihal Singh. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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