Guru Gobind Singh is often depicted in paintings holding a ‘Baaj’. It is common knowledge that the Guru was known as “Chittay baaja wala” or, “Keeper of the White Falcon, but have you ever wondered why the choice of the Falcon? The Government Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh has a fascinating collection of Sikh art, and this painting is part of it. Falconry has been a popular sport amidst royalty, but to see it depicted with Guru Gobind Singh might take…

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