Lot 840India – the Golden Temple. Rare Photograph of...

Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm



India – the Golden Temple. Rare Photograph of the Lachiber Tree Golden Temple 1920-30s. A large and fine photograph of the Golden Temple complex (Parikarma) showing the Lachiber tree. The Gurudwara Lachiber Sahib is in Amritsar City. Its situated in the Parikarma campus of Harimandir Sahib. This particular tree bears small fruits and is known as LachiBer, it stands next to the Darshani Deori. During the brick lining of the Amrit Sarovar (Pool of Nectar) and construction of Harmandir Sahib. Guru Arjan Dev ji and a close devotee of the Guru, Bhai Salo Jee, used to sit here and supervise the construction. In 1740 A.D. Harmandir Sahib was occupied by a Mughal Governor Massa Ranghar, who started desecrating Harmandir Sahib by using it as his court, watching dances and consuming wine. Two Sikh warriors Sukha Singh MarhiKamboke and Mehtab Singh MiranKot promised the Sikh Devotees to teach a lesson to Massa Rangar. They reached Harmandir Sahib posing as farmers to pay tax to Mughal Governor. They tied their horses to this tree, went inside, and chopped off the head of Massa Ranghar. This photo also shows Sikh worshippers, and Sikh tying his turban. The photo was probably taken by a British traveller in the 1920-30s. Size approx 25x17cm

Guide Price: £600.00 - £800.00

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