Conservation of Main Shrine “Sri Harmandar Sahib”, Amritsar

Project Scope: Site Survey, Research, Documentation, Condition Assessment, Damage Mapping, Conservation Plan and Detailed Estimates, Implementation and Phasing, Training of Staff, Fresco work at Darshni Deodhi

Client: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee

Project Brief: Sri Harmandir Sahib also Sri Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the “Golden Temple” is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. It was built by the fifth Sikh guru, Guru Arjan, in the 16th Century. In 1604, Guru Arjan completed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, and installed it in the Gurdwara.

The conservation work of Sri Harmandar Sahib comprises of Study and Documentation of Sri Harmandar Sahib based on archival research and site visits including research and documentation of significant architectural and artistic features, materials and techniques of the structure to facilitate in adaptation of accurate conservation nature; Evaluation of condition of building and artworks, structural stability, historic significance and assignment of priorities that would form the basis of implementation strategy; Detailed Project Report formulation, Drawings and detailed cost estimation for each of the building components, services and artworks; Conservation of Wall Paintings on first floor; training of staff for maintenance and preparation of S.O.P. Manual for proper maintenance. .

Project duration: October 2013 Onwards

Project Status: Ongoing