Air-India Golden Temple, 1950 Postcard

Air-India Golden Temple, 1950 Postcard

Air-India Golden Temple, 1950 Postcard

A 1950 postcard from Air-India, it features the Golden Temple of Amritsar. The image seems to be taken from a 19th-century etching of the temple. See also Air-India Durbar Of The Rajah Of Travancore – Old Postcard.  J R D Tata founded Tata Airlines in 1932 which was later renamed Air-India.

Air India was once an inspiration to other airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Thai, and Cathay Pacific during their emerging years. Unfortunately, Air India’s onset of its decline started once it was nationalized in 1953. Consequently, it became a sort of a white elephant for the government bringing in losses each year. Thus accumulated a huge debt of Rs 60,000 crores before it was sold of ironically to the same Tata’s from whom it was taken away in the first place.

See my post- Air India Maratha Princess Over Lake Geneva – Old Postcard

The Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib situated in Amritsar is another of India’s pride. Completed in 1604 by the fifth Sikh Guru Arjan Dev. So named Golden Temple, because the upper half of the temple is inlaid with gold. Read more- Discover India – Golden Temple of Amritsar.

Did you know- the Golden Temple is spiritually the most significant shrine in Sikhism. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#14)., Bangalore Cantonment Area – Old Photo 1880.,  Rare Advertisement Taj Palace Hotel Bombay 1907., 6 Old Photos of British India Era Vintage Cars