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gurudwaras: modernisation

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In felling its iconic trees, gurudwara ‘modernisation’ is also uprooting a part of Sikh heritage

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Tribhuvan Tiwari
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Trees Of Life

  • Some 59 gurudwaras are named after 19 species of trees, as listed in D.S. Jaspal’s book
  • At Gurudwara Amb Sahib in Mohali, the original mango tree is now a dried-up stump
  • For the first time, the kalpavriksha at Attari gurudwara has no leaves.

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“Air is the Guru Water the father and Earth the great mother”

—Guru Granth Sahib

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