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A bit of Nabha in Shimla

Raja Bhagwan Singh of Nabha had died issueless. The British accepted the claim of Hira Singh and installed him as ruler of the Nabha state in 1871.

Gurudwara Angitha Sahib cremates old volumes of Guru Granth Sahib

Gurudwara Angitha Sahib in Sahaspur near Dehradun in Uttarakhand holds a unique significance for the Sikh community.  for, at this gurudwara, the personification of Shri Guru Granth Sahib is performed in an ultimate manner.

Countrys first Sikh museum opened in Derby

The first museum in the UK to be dedicated to Sikh history has opened in Derby. Hundreds of people gathered yesterday for the official opening of the National Sikh Heritage Centre and Holocaust Museum in Pear Tree.

Walking down the heritage lanes of holy city

To sensitise the people and the administration about the rich cultural and architectural heritage of this ancient city, INTACH today organised a “heritage walk” which started from Jallianwala Bagh.

Bring Gurus relics to Punjab for display

The rare relics of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, lying in private custody of New Delhi-based Hanumant Singh, descendant of Maharaja Partap Singh of Nabha, will soon be brought to Punjab with full state honours.

Chandigarh was part of Harappan civilisation 5,000 years ago

Not many people may know that modern-day Chandigarh city, tly designed by Swiss born French architect and planner Le Corbusier, also has a pre-historic past.

Restoration of Baba Atal, Frescoes found hidden under bathroom tiles

The heritage experts engaged by the SGPC and the district administration have found priceless frescoes from the first floor of Baba Atal, the tallest building of Amritsar, hidden under bathroom tiles put up by Sikh Babas during previous kar sewa.

Sadhus Dont have a Religion

It is midnight when we reach Sri Hargobindpur, nestled in the heart of western Punjab. We have come to Guru ki Maseed, the que of the guru, built by sixth Sikh guru Sri Hargobind for his Muslim disciples.