Take the Tour

Take the Tour at the Golden Temple Exhibition

Jazzy B and Sukshinder Shinda Take the Tour at the Golden Temple Exhibition

Whenever the curators are able, they are offering free guided tours to visitors to help them get the most out of the exhibition. Make sure you take the tour too.


UKPHA? Wossat Then?

hand Aman, two of the team behind the Golden Temple Exhibition

Harbakhsh and Aman, two of the team behind the Golden Temple Exhibition

We’ve been asking visitors to the exhibition if they know who the organisers are. Turns out that even though they love it, almost nobody knows who organised it. So we at the UK Punjab Heritage Association – UKPHA – obviously have a lot of work to do to raise our public profile!

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Night At The Museum

Last minute touches to the Golden Temple model

Last minute touches to the Golden Temple model

The Golden Temple model has been a real labour of love for Juga Singh, our designer. It was a brave (some might say foolhardy) decision to attempt something this complex in such a short timeframe, given that he had never done anything like this before.

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Jugo Jug Atal

The centrepiece of the Golden Temple model

The centrepiece of the Golden Temple model

The latest creation from our mad genius designer, Juga Singh, has arrived at the exhibition: a finely etched, to-scale, perspex model showing the temple complex as it once was, including all the original bungas which once encircled the Golden Temple.

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Reconnecting With Our Inheritance

Golden Temple - Guru Arjun Oversees Construction

A giant Sikh or an interested child?

One of the main aims of the exhibition is to help people reconnect with their roots and heritage. We all too often underestimate the immense legacy of teachings left to us by our Gurus and forefathers, and fail to appreciate their value to us in the modern world.

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Musical Traditions

Kirtan Performance at the Golden Temple Exhibition Launch

Kirtan Performance at the Golden Temple Exhibition Launch

As well as history, imagery and eyewitness accounts, the exhibition also explores the musical traditions of the Golden Temple. The last of the symposium Sundays is devoted to this topic:

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Life Imitates Art

Kishan and the Tibetans

Kishan and the Tibetans

One of our younger visitors concentrates on his artwork as he sketches Tibetan pilgrims at the Golden Temple.


The New Sikh Aristocracy

The New Sikh Aristocracy

The New Sikh Aristocracy

In the past, after the Sikh Gurus, it was generally the Sikh royal families, the aristocracy and the rich and powerful who gave patronage to Sikh culture and heritage. Whilst working on the fundraising for this exhibition, it became clear that today’s Sikh aristocracy consists of everyone who has a passion for their roots and heritage. It’s no longer simply about money, power or social status, it’s about appreciation, passion and concern for community welfare.

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On the World’s Stage

Impressed by the warrior paying homage

The GT1588 team have been asked why we chose to launch the exhibition in Central London instead of, say, Southall or another major centre of Punjabi population.

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Knowledge Transmission

Knowledge Transmission at the Golden Temple Exhibition

The exhibition is attracting visitors young and old; this venerable grandfather has brought along his granddaughter and both seem pleased with the event.

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