The life of Chand Kaur, who served the Namdhari sect for 70 years before being murdered on April 4, was showcased through 150 huge photographs exhibited at the Bhaini Sahib gurdwara at the ‘bhog’ ceremony on Sunday.
The photo frames dotted the entire gurdwara premises from the entrance till the enclosure where the ‘bhog’ was held. From a black and white photo of young Chand Kaur — in her 20s — holding a child, who later grew up to become Satguru Uday Singh, to a coloured frame showing her lifting bricks at an under construction site and a photo showing her baking a dough at the gurdwara langar, showed her selfless love and devotion to the sect.
The photos also threw light on early days of the Namdhari sect when Chand Kaur first came to the gurdwara after getting married. The photos showed Chand Kaur serving at a langar, providing solace to a patient on a hospital bed, receiving a flower from a child, cleaning a bucket of rice and people touching her feet.
The followers were in awe of photographs and were pained to see that the pious woman was now no more. “I am deeply moved on seeing the photographs. Mataji devoted her life to serve us... it’s painful what happened,” said Satwinder Kaur, a Namdhari sect follower.