Thank you the BBC – all those thousands paid in license fees over the years have now been vindicated!
Indarjit Singh & family came all the way down from sunny Leeds for a Golden Temple experience like no other. Here’s what they had to say:
A review by Shubjiwan Kaur Gotra
Upon entering, one is immediately taken aback by the sheer excellence and professionalism of the exhibition.
Ivan & Tanya, who originally hail from the Big Apple but now live in London, had this to say about the Golden Temple exhibition:
Younger visitors to the exhibition have been putting on their armour and reenacting the role of defenders of the Golden Temple. Read on to see if anyone you know has shown us their mettle!
We have had tremendous media coverage already but this week, we are pleased to announce that Sony TV Asia will be broadcasting its own coverage of our launch of the exhibition.
This week’s episode of Zone (the Golden Temple episode) will be free to view for all Sky customers on channel 782 (SET Asia). Timings are: Friday 19th 7.30pm-8pm and Saturday 20th (repeat) 7pm-8pm.
The rababi tradition within Sikhism is associated with the first rababi, Bhai Mardana, a Muslim musician who had been a virtual lifelong companion of Guru Nanak throughout his epic travels. Remarkably, the tradition actually survived within the Golden Temple until relatively recently and now visitors to the amazing Golden Temple exhibiton in London will get the chance to meet one of the last of the rababis, who is flying in especially from Lahore.
The two publications available at the Golden Temple exhibition focus on the first and last takhts (thrones of spiritual and temporal authority) of the Sikhs.