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Continued from Celebration 13 http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?showtopic=37214

Some 'Durlab' paintings

a late 18th century pahari brush drawing from the workshop of Nainsukh - Guru Nanak Sahib with an opened Pothi Sahib - on a slok from Sukhmani Sahib - 'Gian Anjan Gur Diya Agian Andher Binaas'

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Sri Japji Sahib

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An embroidered Japji Sahib

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Continued in Celebration 15 http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?showtopic=37216

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Continued from Celebration 14 http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?showtopic=37215

Learning Gurmukhi

Santhia / Paath Bodh

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Adorable pictures from the Punjabi School, Nanakana Sahib, Pakistan. How blessed are these girls to walk on the same ground walked on by Guru Nanak Sahib , to go to school where Guru Sahib went to school. The pictures remind me of 'calendar' prints which depict Guru Nanak Sahib at School , also with 'fatti' in hand. The 'dawat' in the girl's hand also reminds me of my own time at Gurdwara Punjabi school - being kids growing up in England, we didn't know what a 'dawat' was - but the 'kaidey' books we used to learn the 'Penti' (Oora Aira,) always had 'Daddaa Dawat' - in the same way, despite being from pendu Jatt zamindaar families, none of us knew that 'thaththaa thann' referred to a cows udders !!!

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Guru Nanak at school

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Mural from the Baba Atal Tower

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'Dawat and Thann'

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Talking of Calendar prints here is one of my favourites as a child - 'Waheguru Naam Jahaaz He - Charey so utharey paar'

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The lost art of writing letters

Growing up I remember the utter joy on my parents' faces when they received those blue airmail letters from family in Punjab - nowadays no one sends letters, I still remember wonderfully penned letters sent by my mother's family - written in hard to decipher larivaar gurmukhi.

I remember being about 7 and asking my Mum - how come no one sends me any Punjabi letters. She wrote one and posted it to me - I still have it - here it is ;

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Here is a letter sent by Awtar Singh Johal of Coventry in 1950 - it is written in verse (dohra) - describing his journey to England by ship, to his wife in Punjab

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Continued from Celebration 15 http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?showtopic=37216

My 'O' Level Punjabi examination paper - taken when I was at school. I got a 'B' - my teacher was not happy - I fluffed the oral exam !

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Engraved Karas

A kara with the Chachri Chhant from Jaap Sahib in gold koftgaari

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My 'budget' version in stainless steel

chachri cchant

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opening slok from Sukhmani Sahib

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Some more examples of Gurmukhi from 'our house'

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To finish - or more correctly where it all begins - Gurmukhi Akhar, the 'penti' magnets on our fridge.(available from https://www.sikhlink.net/)

In order to tap into the treasure house of Gurbani - we all need to make an effort to learn to read Gurmukhi .

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The photo essay ends here - get right clicking & saving and share the wealth - with everyone !! - I hope you enjoyed this mammoth post.

It is my little homage to Gurmukhi - and Jugo Jug Atal Sahib SatGuru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaaj.

* Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji * Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji * Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Pyaar Naal,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh !!

Ranjit Singh Chohan (Freed)

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Balle teray!!

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Here is a small update - 2 contrasting images of Gurmukhi.

The Chillianwala memorial - raised by the British to commemorate the Battle of Chillianwala, Second Sikh War, 13th January 1849. .

Note how both armies are described as 'Soorbeer' on the monument and the hope that God ensures their memory lives on.

Battle of Chillianwala

12,000 British and Bengalis with 66 guns against 35,000 Sikhs with 65 guns. Gough’s Army of the Punjab withdrew to its camp at Chilllianwalah, while the Sikhs fell back no further than the hills around Rasul. The battle was not won by either side, although it is said that the Sikh missed an opportunity to defeat the British outright.

(http://www.britishbattles.com/second-sikh-war/chillianwallah.htm)

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And in total contrast ...... here is an ATM in South Riverdale Canada - I doubt ATMs in Punjab have instructions in Gurmukhi Lipi !

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Enjoy

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Very kewl pics, and yes we all need to learn to read Gurmukhi to do Paat (not from transliteration)

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Guest Sat Siri Singh

khalsa ji,

where are all the pictures ???

this was one of the most beautiful sites in the whole net !!!

please, please bring them back !!!

cherdi kalaa

sat siri singh khalsa

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khalsa ji,

where are all the pictures ???

this was one of the most beautiful sites in the whole net !!!

please, please bring them back !!!

cherdi kalaa

sat siri singh khalsa

it could be that the link from the images don't exist anymore, (either through low-funding or personal decisions).

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