On the eve of the first Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Golden Temple is all decked up with aromatic flowers from India and abroad.
Hundreds of quintals of different kinds of flowers, especially imported from Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, besides Kolkata, Bengaluru and Himachal, Pradesh are being used to adorn the walls of sanctum santorum, Darshani Deorhi, Akal Takht and the entire circumference of the shrine.
Some of these flowers have a shelf life of 15 days to six months, said Abhi Kumar who along with 250 workers is making the designs. He said there were around 12 trucks containing hundreds of quintals of flowers for the embellishment. “We feel fortunate and blessed to perform this sewa at Darbar Sahib,” he said. He added that the devotees were also volunteering for flower decoration.