Tag Archives: Sikh History

Koh-i-noor Diamond in 3d

The heritage organisation, Sikh Museum Initiative based in the Uk has recreated the Koh-i-Noor Diamond as it was during the time of the Sikh Empire. A very famous diamond, but what is the history behind it? How can technology bring Sikh artefacts alive? History The history of the Koh-i-Noor or ‘Mountain of Light’ diamond is steeped in myth and anecdote, ...

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Rare Sikh Maharajah’s Sword recreated in 3d

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Rare Maharaja’s Khanda/pistol recreated in 3d Part of the UK project Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum The Sikh Museum Initiative led by Sikh Scholar Gurinder Singh Mann is proud to release the 3d recreation of a rare Khanda/pistol which originally came from Patiala. This sword referred to as a Khanda is characterised by a basket hilt and a  double-edged blade. Whilst ...

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Register for the International Sikh Research Conference

Exciting line up of speakers at the ISRC The annual International Sikh Research Conference (ISRC) is running for the fourth time at the University of Warwick on 17th June 2017. The conference will bring together renowned and upcoming Scholars from the UK and around the world.

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Canadian minister pays obeisance at Golden Temple

Amritsar, Punjab: Canadian revenue Minister Kerry Lynne D Findlay paid obeisance at Golden Temple, along with an official of Canadian High Commission from New Delhi, here today. She also visited Guru Ram Dass Langar Hall (community kitchen) on the premises of Darbar Sahib. She showed keen interest in Sikh history. Manjit Singh, secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee along with ...

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Millions visit Virasat-e-Khalsa in 2 yrs

Anandpur Sahib, Punjab: With around five million persons visiting it within two-and-a-half year of its opening, the Virasat-e-Khalsa has not only become one of the most popular museums in world, it has also boosted the economy of Anandpur Sahib town. The income of nearby Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib has registered an annual increase of Rs 15 crore since the opening of ...

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