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Virasat-e-Khalsa Museum

  • 10 Aug 2019
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The Asia Book of Records has listed the Virasat-e-Khalsa museum in Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib as the most visited museum in the Asian sub-continent (on a single day).

  • The museum had witnessed a record footfall of 20,569 visitors on a single day.
  • The Limca Book of Records and India Book of Records had also listed ‘Virasat-e-Khalsa’ as the country’s top-ranked museum in terms of the number of visitors.
  • The museum has been conferred an award by the Punjab Energy Development Agency in state-level energy conservation competition, for cutting down electricity consumption.
  • The Virasat-e-Khalsa museum (the second most important Sikh shrine in Anandpur Sahib, after the Golden Temple complex) was built to commemorate 300 years of the founding of the 'Khalsa Panth' by the Guru Gobind Singh (10th Sikh guru).
  • Museum also helped grow the economy of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab.

Source: TH

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