Jalao in Golden Temple Amritsar
Jewellery Display in Golden Temple Amritsar

 

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Jalao (Jewellery Display) in Golden Temple Amritsar

Jalao (Jewellery Display) in Golden Temple Amritsar
 

Special articles are shown at Harmandar Sahib on some special occassions. Golden Paalki, spades and other articles. This show is called Jalao in Punjabi Language.

What is Jalao

Jalao is a Arabic word that means jalwa (Pump and Show) displaying something beautiful, beautifully. Whereas the word Jalao in Harmandir Sahib means the display of precious jewelery and articles of ornamental beauty studded with precious stones, diamonds, jewels, pearls, bejeweled canopy.

These invaluable articles include necklace of diamonds and pearls of Kanwar Naunihal Singh presented by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, jewel-encrusted ‘kirpan' of the Maharaja. A ring pertaining to Princess Bamba, a gold canopy, a turquoise peacock, with a neck from blue diamond. This neck is from a single peace of diamond. Gold and silver ornaments such as Chabbas (domelike pendants). The Embedded Sehra (fringes of pearls and gems)pertaining to Maharaja Sher Singh, meant for the marriage valued nearly 1lac, 32 thousands 400 rupees at that time. Chhattar (umbrellas) weighing nearly 10 ser kacha gold, Jhalars (bejeweled frills) the panel of doors of Harimandar coverd with gold sheets.

The Jewelery (Jalao) is displayed at Sri Harimandir Sahib on the following occasions:
  • Birth Day of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  • Birth Day of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji
  • Gurgaddi Diwas (Anointment Day) Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib
  • Birth Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
  • Birth Day of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  • First Prakash (Installation Day) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib