Devotees throng Talwandi Sabo to catch glimpse Guru Gobind Singh’s relic
Devotees in large numbers on Friday thronged Talwandi Sabo to welcome the cavalcade carrying the 330-year-old comb (kangha) of the tenth Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh, put on public display at Takht Shri Damdama Sahib in the town, near here.Updated: Apr 10, 2015 23:32 IST
Devotees in large numbers on Friday thronged Talwandi Sabo to welcome the cavalcade carrying the 330-year-old comb (kangha) of the tenth Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh, put on public display at Takht Shri Damdama Sahib in the town, near here.
The comb, kept at Qila Mubarak in Patiala, was brought here on Friday by the acting high priest of Takht Damdama Sahib, Giani Gurmukh Singh, and Talwandi Sabo MLA Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu after getting permission from the Punjab government.
Sidhu said they had planned to bring both the hair (kesh) and the comb but did not bring the former fearing damage to them since they need to be brought in a special container.
“We have planned to bring all other relics of Guru Gobind Singh to Takht Damdama Sahib after completion of wheat harvesting season. Due care will be taken to avoid any harm to these relics,” he said.
The comb will remain in the gurdwara till April 16 and will be taken back to Qila Mubarak. Meanwhile, thousands of people are expected to pay obeisance to the comb during the upcoming Baisakhi fair in the town scheduled to be held between April 12 and 15.
Police gear up for 4-day Baisakhi fair
The police as well as the civil administration have geared up for the smooth conduct of the four-day Baisakhi fair in Talwandi Sabo.
For maintaining law and order situation during the event, inspector general of police, Bathinda zone, Paramraj Singh Umranangal, held a meeting with police officials in this regard in the town on Friday.
Deputy inspectors general of police (DIGs), Bathinda and Ferozepur range, Mohneesh Chawla and Amar Singh Chahal respectively, and SSPs of Bathinda, Mansa, Faridkot and Fazilka took part in the meeting. Over 3,000 police personnel will be deployed in the town during the fair.