Monday, January 09, 2006

Inside Keshgarh Sahib

I was going to get a better picture of the raagis when somebody told me not to take photos. There were no signs posted and I think it is usually alright to take photos there. I wasn't using the flash. Sometimes I encounter people who want to 'teach the gora' and satisfy their ego for knowing a lot. This may have been one of those incidents. If you click the picture you'll notice the man on the left playing the dilruba.
Shasters of Guru Gobind Singh!
When I was a kid I sometimes felt so disconnected from the history of Sikhs. Going to historical sites and seeing historical artifacts is a concrete way to feel connected.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've spent a few days at Anandpur Sahib and there is a sign that says no photography. The exception is after sukhasan when the shastars are being shown.

Prabhu Singh said...

Thanks for informing me of the sign, but I would definitely like to know where the sign is posted because I have a lot of pictures of the perimiter of Sri Keshgarh Sahib and I didn't see a sign anywhere. I don't understand why photographs would be allowed at one time and not at another time? Futhermore, if I'm not using flash then what harm am I doing anyone? Somebody on my blog asked me to take a lot of photos in Anandpur Sahib so I wanted to fulfill that request and just share in general. I was inspired by seeing the raagi that was playing the dilruba and I was really enjoying the kirtan so I wanted to get a nice photo to remind myself of the inspired time that I had there.

Anonymous said...

Hey Prabhu,
You mentioned you had a passion for low-riders. I was wondering if you could share some of those pictures with us.
Thanks from Canada

Prabhu Singh said...

I do have a passion for lowriding and I was cruising last night (first time in a while). Now I cruise with gurbani. Last night I was playing the track from the AKJ website that I linked to a while back.
In due time I will post pictures of lowriders. It is funny, it is the most secular interest of mine.
Around here people paint amazing murals on their cars. Often times they paint very spiritual or religious paintings. I have a project car that I want to paint with Sikh themes.

Anonymous said...

Its not only because you are gora. They even stopped me taking pictures and making movie.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why they stop people to take the pictures especially the Foreigners.People like to have their memories captured and to take them back with them from where ever they come from,so what's wrong with that.I think i would also like to do the same when i'm going to visit in March(planning to go to India in March"Waheguru sukh rakhe").I want to take my little one for Darshan of Gurudwara Sahib Harimandir Sahib and planning to go to Anandpur Sahib too.As i'm very attached to the "Anandpur Dharti"(we're used to live in Nangal Township appor.21km from Anandpur Sahib and we're used to visit to Shri Keshgar Sahib once every week or so).
By the way, are we allowed to take pictures in Darbar Sahib Amritsar???
And Prabhu why it's taking too long for you to share all your pictures with us????please post them as early it can be.We are getting really anxious to see them.

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

I think to prevent photography is to maintain the sanctity of the inner sanctum. Its Guru's Darbaar (Court) not a tourist attraction. Though, Bhai Sahib and others intentions may be fair and honorable, others take advantage and the standard of discipline and sanctity slips.

Thats Daas' views on the issue.