Takht Hazoor Sahib Shastras reach Amritsar

yatraEven as Guru Gobind Singh never visited Amritsar during his lifetime, yet his “shastars” (weapons), brought in a specially designed rath for the first time in 300 years, were received by a sea of devotees here today.

Amid tight security and traffic jams, the yatra made it through the Jalandhar-Amritsar road in the form of a nagar kirtan. Though senior SGPC member Kiranjot Kaur, quoting sources close to Akal Takht and SGPC secretariat, expressed doubts over the authenticity of the ‘shastras”, yet Dr P.S.Pasricha, former DGP, Maharashtra, and president of Takht Hazoor Sahib Management Committee, said the weapons indeed belonged to the Tenth Sikh Master, Guru Gobind Singh.

Talking to The Tribune, Dr Pasricha said it was on record that the “shastras” were taken out from the sanctum sanctorum of Takht Hazoor Sahib for the first time with the permission of Giani Kulwant Singh, Jathedar of the Takht. The yatra started its journey from Takht Sachkhand Hazoor Sahib on November 15, 2007.

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