This section will highlight the importance of Sikh Armour and Shastars in relation to the Sri Dasam Granth. This section will be expanded in the coming months
A rare piece of body armour was to be auctioned in one of London’s most prestigious auction houses.
The inscribed steel armour platewas to be auctioned in Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World Sale – the most important of its kind the company has ever staged - on Wednesday, April 9, 2008.
The steel plate would originally have been part of a set of body armour known by its Persian name, char-aina (“four mirrors”) comprising back, front, and two side plates. The significance of the Sotheby’s armour plate lies in its close similarity to a known example of Guru Gobind Singh’s personal armour preserved in a private royal collection in India. The existence of a second set leads experts(Southebys) to believe that the Guru’s armourers were commissioned to produce another.
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The Chakram has been used in Indian wars over a millenia, the Akali Nihangs have used it also to shred down the enemy. The Chakram as a choice of weapons appears in the Sri Dasam Granth throughout and most notably in the Shastar Nam Mala composition.
See the Chakra( Chakram) in action in a New Documentary:
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Shastar Puja with recitations from Sri Dasam Granth