What is Jalao In Harmandir Sahib Golden Temple
Jalao is an Arabic word that means jalwa (Pump and Show) displaying something beautiful. Whereas the word Jalao in Harmandir Sahib means the display of precious jewelry and articles of ornamental beauty studded with precious stones, diamonds, jewels, pearls, and a bejeweled canopy.
Darbar Sahib Jalao History
Jalao in Golden Temple Amritsar | Jewellery Display in Golden Temple Amritsar
Jalao (Jewellery Display) in Golden Temple Amritsar
These invaluable articles include the 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 piece 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 at nearly 1 lac, 32 thousand 400 rupees at that time. Chatter (umbrellas) weighing nearly 10 ser Kacha gold, Jhalars (bejeweled frills) the panel of doors of Harimandar covered with gold sheets.
Maharaha Ranjeet Singh : Darbar Sahib
Jalao is one of the several items from toshakhana. Many people gave their most expensive and beautiful gifts to guru sahib, which was their sign of dedication and Pyaar towards guru ghar. Many maharajas and sikhi loyals during guru sahibs time gave several top of the line gifts to our gurus..some ex. Top breed horses, money for weapons and so on..
Maharaja Ranjit Singh was greatly in love with Sri Harmandir Sahib and he donated huge amounts of Gold and other Priceless Items to Sri Harmandir Sahib.