Tribune press service
Amritsar, September 19
A Sikh devotee, Dr Gurwinder Singh Samra, who runs the Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital in Kartarpur (near Jalandhar), will present a gold ‘kalgi’ set with diamonds (an ornament usually worn on the front of the turban and made up of (a single feather or a bunch of feathers) at Takht Sri Hazur Sahib in Nanded (Maharashtra).
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Costing around Rs 1.73 crore, the “kalgi” and “chandoa” (special decorative fabric hung above the Guru Granth Sahib) will be presented at Takht Sri Hazur Sahib’s Jathedar at the gurdwara tomorrow. Sikh scholars Giani Jaswinder Singh Dardi and Jagjit Singh Jaggi will attend the occasion.
Speaking to The Tribune, Dr Samra said the ‘kalgi’ is made up of around 2.5kg of gold, in which a large number of gemstones including ruby, topaz and sapphire, were encrusted.
“Its rind has been encrusted with around 2,000 pieces of diamonds by Delhi-based jewelers. Craftsmen from Ahmedabad, Surat and Jaipur were hired for the task and it took them a year to complete the task, ”he said.
The Samra family reached the shrine today with the “kalgi” which would be kept for the sangat darshan. A special awning was also made at a cost of Rs 7 lakh. Also earlier, the Samra family presented a “kalgi” worth Rs 1.3 crore to Takht Sri Patna Sahib and another to the Golden Temple.