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Air-India Golden Temple – Old Postcard 1950s
Another of the famous Air-India postcards from the 1950s featuring the Golden Temple. The image is from a 19th-century etching. See also my post- Air-India Durbar Of The Rajah Of Travancore – Old Postcard. Founded by J R D Tata as Tata Airlines initially in 1932 later renamed to Air-India. India’s greatest pride in a bygone era.
Once an inspiration to other airlines like Singapore Airlines, Thai, and Cathay Pacific in their fledgling years. Unfortunately, the beginning of its decline started once it got nationalized in 1953. Incurring a huge debt of Rs 60,000 crores as of today. 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 the 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