300-Year-old Sikh weapons on way to Mumbai

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Navi Mumbai, Nov 22 (UNI) Three-Hundred-year-old Sikh weapons, some of them belonging to Guru Gobind Singh, are on display at the Vashi exhibition grounds here.

The weapons, brought from Nanded Gurudwara, where they were kept earlier, include Kirpans, swords, spears and a long barrel gun. Also on display is a handwritten holy book in gurmukhi script from the time of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru of sikhs.

The Procession, carrying the rare weapons in a specially-designed vehicle, reached Vashi last evening with rose petals showered on the path to the exhibition grounds.

Sikh horsemen, carrying swords, were part of the procession.

Placards reading ''300 saal Guru ke naal (300 years with the guru) were also displayed prominently. Women devotees swept the streets and showered flowers.

The weapons are part of a nationwide awareness journey to commemorate 300 years of establishment of the Guru Granth Sahib.

Hundreds of devotees have followed the procession from Nanded.

Tomorrow, the procession will travel to Gurudwaras in Mumbai and later be taken to other parts of Maharashtra, Orissa, Chattisgarh and West Bengal, according to Jasbir Singh, coordinator of the awareness journey.


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