It is well known that the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs, was bestowed the title of the eternal Guru by Guru Gobind Singh himself, giving it the same aura and celestial light that shone on the original Sikh masters.

In keeping with tradition the Guru Granth Sahib is carried with respect in a special palanquin, a palki, befitting a Sikh Guru.

We look at the origin and significance of an age-old tradition, of the 'palki sahib'.

Its at the centre of every gurudwara, the resting place of the eternal Guru. 'Waheguru', 'wonderful lord', engraved on the canopy of the Palki from which he presides, says it all. Seated atop a raised platform, the Manji Sahib, the Guru Granth Sahib is fanned by the Chauri, made especially of animal hair, an ancient tradition reserved for royalty. That aura and respect accorded to the Palki goes back to the birth of this holy text.

Till date Dr Sukhpal Singh have created few traditional Large Palki Sahib and Sukhasan for Gurghars, along with few small ones have been created for private residence.