The Sri Guru Granth Sahib has been examined and evaluated by Giani Rann Singh head Giani of Sant Samaaj and Tarnadal.
The Sri Guru Granth Sahib has been examined and evaluated by Giani Rann Singh head Giani of Sant Samaaj and Tarnadal.

Need help to restore one of the oldest saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Panjab Cultural Association and SAINTS are proud to announce our preservation project of Guru Granth Sahib. This valuable Sikh treasure was discovered by a leading academic who works with Panjab Cultural Associations, and then the expert teams at SAINTS took the great task of arranging to preserve this valuable treasure for posterity. Unfortunately, the Guru Granth Sahib currently requires extensive conservation work in order to restore it. We urgently need you to donate and volunteer your skills in order to restore the saroop and create and exhibition around it. Please email admin@5culture.org .

  • This Guru Granth Sahib is one of the oldest saroops in the UK, if not in the world.
  • It is all written in hand and continuous (larivar).
  • Like many other saroops in the UK it was taken in the Anglo-Sikh wars.
  • The ink recipe is at the end of this Holy Guru Granth Sahib.

Other discoveries made from within this saroop will be disclosed in a forthcoming exhibition of this Guru Granth Sahib once it has been restored and digitalised. We urge you to donate generously towards the restoration costs of this Granth {27,000 GBP} and 7,2500 GBP in order to digitise the saroop. Please visit our secure donation page to contribute towards this valuable seva.

CONSERVATION TREATMENT

The following report has been provided by a University.

CONDITION: Book block: has sustained serious damage such as missing areas and tears. The first and last pages are in the worst condition, particularly the endpapers have been seriously damaged. The paper at the ends of the book is much more brittle as a result of being more exposed to the air and the paper being oxidised.

Boards & Board Attachment: The leather is worn at all corners of the book block, down the sides of the spine, across the middle raised band on the spine and the point of the enclosing flap. The leather is torn and lifting.  The spine adjacent to this tear is also lifting, revealing the join between the two covering pieces of leather. While still attached to the endpapers the front endpaper is no longer attached to the book block

Endpapers: Poor condition, the front endpaper has been torn in half and is separate from the book block, and as a result is torn, creased and dirty.

Treatment: 12 months, Manuscript will be complete, strengthened and useable for most library purposes,  consultation, reprography, display etc

Costs: Conservator (Grade 4) = £27,000 Materials costs £500 approx
Approximate total cost: £27,500

RECOMMENDATIONS

It is also recommended that the manuscript be digitised as part of the conservation process.

DIGITISATION COSTS

£7,250.00

We urgently need you to donate and volunteer your skills in order to restore the saroop and create an exhibition around it.

Source: admin@5culture.org

4 comments

  1. Very nice project !!!

  2. PDL – Panjab Digitial Library would do the digitization free of cost.  They are currently digitizing all the saroops at Takht Patna Sahib.  Why are you collecting money for something that could be done professionally for free?

    • Reading the information in the text it is not a digitization process only. This is a restoration project. The Saroop is based in the UK and so has to be restored using special treatments. PDL don’t work in the UK and don’t restore any manuscripts they just digitize. I have just donated.

  3. Please visit here to donate and read more about the
    Project: http://www.5culture.org/#/save-the-guru-granth/4562564000

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