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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Relics of Guru Gobind Singh to be shifted to Takht Kesgarh Sahib

Bahadurjeet Singh , Hindustan Times  Anandpur Sahib, November 07, 2013
First Published: 00:35 IST(7/11/2013) | Last Updated: 00:37 IST(7/11/2013)

The relics of Guru Gobind Singh will soon be shifted from Qila Mubarak, Patiala, to Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib here.

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The department of culture, archaeology and museum, Punjab, had taken possession of the relics, including three swords, a gutka signed by Guru Gobind Singh, a robe, a turban and a comb with hair, from the descendents of the royal family of the erstwhile princely state of Nabha after the settlement of the issue by the court some years back and had kept these relics at Qila Mubarak in Patiala.

The turban and the comb with hair were handed over to Pir Budhu Shah, a Muslim, who was an admirer and ally of Guru Gobind Singh.

A high-level meeting was held at Anandpur Sahib to discuss the shifting of the relics. The meeting was attended by Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Giani Mal Singh, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, Rupnagar MLA Daljit Singh Cheema, SGPC member Amarjit Singh Chawla, Punjab principal secretary cultural affairs, archeology and museum SS Channy, director NPS Randhawa, and principal secretary to chief minister, KJS Cheema.

It was decided to keep the relics at the same place at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib where the weapons of Guru Gobind Singh have been kept.

Makkar said the relics would be shifted to Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib before the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh, which falls on January 7. He said these relics would also be taken to other places so that people could have a glimpse of them.

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