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ਅਸ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨ ਖੰਡੋ ਖੜਗ ਤੁਪਕ ਤਬਰ ਅਰੁ ਤੀਰ ॥ ਸੈਫ ਸਰੋਹੀ ਸੈਹਥੀ ਯਹੈ ਹਮਾਰੈ ਪੀਰ ॥੩॥

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh !!!

Enjoy the 'darshan' of these Beautiful Shastars of the Guru Sahiban and other Historic Shastars.

Akal Takht Sahib - Preserved in the Akal Takht Sahib are the Historic shasters of Guru Sahiban and their beloved warriors.

Unlike the shasters displayed at Anandpur Sahib which are housed in a large windowed structure and can be viewed from all sides - the Shasters at Akal Takht Sahib are housed in a Gold Throne with latticed doors - though beautiful, it makes viewing the shasters difficult, and therefore they cannot be seen clearly or are missed by many of the sangat.

These shasters are ceremoniously displayed to the sangat after Rehras in the Akal Takht.

This beautiful collection of Shasters include The Meeri Peeri swords of Guru Hargobind Sahib- a sword of Guru Gobind Singh - daggers of the sahibzade Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jujhar Singh - A 10 kilo sword of Bhai Bachitter Singh - A large Khanda of Baba Deep Singh - and a large Khanda of Baba Gurbaksh Singh.


The Miri Piri swords




Shastar Darshan - this picture is rare as you see the display of the shasters in the original Akal Takht in the late 1970s


The Dumaalley shasters and Chakars of Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed


The Katar of Guru Hargobind Sahib (No. 1) and the Katar, kamarkasa and kanga of Guru Gobind Singh Ji (No.s 2 and 3) kept at the Central Museum Amritsar


The sword of Bhai Mehtab Singh - used to behead Massa Ranghar (No. 4)

and the sword of Ranjit Singh used in the Conquest of Kasoor. (No. 5)


The weapons at Anandpur sahib

The Khanda used at the first Amrit Sanchaar 1699


Guru Gobind Singh Ji's Karpa Barccha




The Saif - presented to Guru Gobind Singh by Bahadur Shah - it is believed to have belonged to Hazrat Ali , son in law of the Prophet Muhammed and used by his gransons Hassan and Hussain


The Nagini Barchha of Guru Sahib as used by Bhai Bachittar Singh at the battle at Lohgarh 1700 AD against the Hill rajas - Bhai Sahib struck the drunken elephant which led the rajas' troops in the forehead - making the army retreat in terror.


Weapons in the possession of the Maharaja of Patiala

The personal small kirpan of Guru Gobind Singh


arrows of Guru Gobind Singh


The body armour of Guru Gobind Singh Ji - inscribed with the Jaap Sahib



The Kirpan of Guru Gobind Singh


The Khanjar of Guru Gobind Singh with jade hilt.


The dagger of Sardar Fateh Singh - Ruler of Kapurthala




A kirpan carved with the image of Guru Nanak , Bala and Mardana


The Kirpan of Ranjit Singh - kept in the toshekhana Amritsar - studded with rubies (Top)

and the sword of Bhai Trilok Singh - of Patiala (bottom)


The Jade sword of Ranjit Singh kept at Ram Bagh Museum Amritsar


A decorated Chakar - Ram Bagh Mus.


The Sword of Hari Singh Nalwa - kept at the Sikh Regimental centre Ramgarh.


Pictures from :

Piety and Splendour - B N Goswamy 2000

Gurdwaras - Mohinder Singh 2004

Anandpur - Mohinder Singh 2002

Album Central Sikh Museum - Prof. Satbir Singh 1991

Gurdwaras - Patwant Singh - 1992

Sikh Heritage - Dr Daljeet - 2004

The Golden Temple - Mohinder Singh - 2002

Guru Nanak's Birthday - Margaret Davidson - 1982

Des Pardes Weekly Aug 1984 (No.792)

Gurfateh !

Ranjit Singh 'Freed'

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While I'm not an expert - I thought the 'Zulfiqaar' sword was like the 'Holy Grail' of Islam ( sorry for the mixed metaphors !) in that no one is sure of what it looked like or were it is - this particular 'saif' is said to have been given to Aurangzeb by the Islamic 'Khalifas' - it then passed on to his son Bahadur Shah - he then gifted it to Guru Sahib to use in the upholding of 'Dharma' -- This is all based on popular / oral tradition so there is no real way to corroborate it.

Dear Amardeep if you have any more info on the 'Zulfiqar'/ 'dhulifiqar' sword please post it

Many Thanks

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in my opinion the zulfikar is described as a sword with two edges, and even though swords with that double side by side blade do exist, the definition of zulfikar doesnt negate the possibility of the khanda.. after all one is side by side the other is back to back.. !

but thats just my opinion, however it would be quite upsetting to many muslims to claim the sikhs were given the zulfikar as a gift, or that it is now in some sikh gurdwara..

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Correcting it is with Imam Mehdi, Imam Hussein gave shaheedi in Karbala, hence the recent muharram events and the day of Ashura.

Also Maha Singh, its not like that shastar, I seen the Zulfikar styled ones in a museum in Patiala as well as Rajisthan, It actually looks more like two swords side by side, from the same handle. im looking to see if i can find a picture

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freed, highly obliged Im. Got darshan of Guru Sahib in Shastras. Seeing only images of Shastras related to Guru Sahib, makes us highly spirited, then imagine, how the Sikhs living & serving Dasmesh Pita at that time, would have highest moral spirits.

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