Turnkey Project: 9-Foot Gurdwara Sahib Dome Installation at Khadki, Pune

Turnkey Project: 9-Foot Gurdwara Sahib Dome Installation at Khadki, Pune

At Rana Handicrafts International, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional craftsmanship and unparalleled service in the realm of Gurdwara Sahib architecture. We recently undertook a comprehensive turnkey project involving the manufacturing and installation of a 9-foot diameter Gurdwara Sahib Dome at Khadki, Pune (Maharashtra). This project also included the installation of various other smaller domes, specifically four 1-foot domes and four 2-foot domes.

Project Details:

  • Main Dome: 9-foot diameter
  • Additional Domes: Four 1-foot domes and four 2-foot domes
  • Materials: All domes were manufactured using first-quality, multi-layered silicon fiber, which is renowned for its durability and fire resistance.
  • Paint and Coating: The domes are painted in a Golden Colored Asian PU paint and coated with high-quality lacquer, ensuring a long-lasting, glossy finish.
  • Installation: All domes were installed well within the time frame set by the Gurdwara Sahib Management Committee.
  • Maintenance Advice: We have advised the Gurdwara Sahib Committee to repaint the domes every 7-8 years to ensure a prolonged lifespan.

Why Choose Rana Handicrafts International for Gurdwara Sahib Domes?

  • Leading Manufacturer and Exporter: We are the premier manufacturer and exporter of Gurdwara Sahib Domes globally, with thousands of successful installations.
  • Quality Assurance: Unlike our competitors, all our domes are reinforced with high-quality insulated MS Frame structures. This ensures that the domes maintain their shape and can withstand extreme heat, humidity, and harsh weather conditions.
  • Expert Craftsmanship: Our domes are not only aesthetically pleasing but are also built to last, making them a wise investment for any Gurdwara Sahib.

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Installed Fiberglass Gurdwara Dome at Bhai Daya Singh Gurdwara – Ahmednagar

Installed Fiberglass Gurdwara Dome at Bhai Daya Singh Gurdwara – Ahmednagar

At Rana Handicrafts International, we take pride in being the leading manufacturers and exporters of premium Sikh Temple Domes / Gurudwara Sahib Gumbad in India since 1964. Here, we present another testament to our expertise—a comprehensive project that encompasses the entire journey, from the initial planning stages to the successful installation of a 12-foot diameter dome at Gurdwara Daya Singh in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

Our commitment was to create and install a 12-foot diameter dome and four outdoor side Palki Sahibs for the Gurdwara Sahib. While we initially projected a completion time of 3 months to the managing committee, unforeseen floods in Punjab extended the timeline to 4 months.

In the first 15 days, we designed and manufactured an insulated MS frame structure for the dome. The structure was primed and painted to withstand diverse weather conditions. Subsequently, we meticulously crafted a three-layered silicon fiber (approximately 4mm thick) shell for the dome, ensuring a refined finish over the following 6 weeks. The dome’s distinctive Khanda was also cast and fortified with an MS frame structure to endure strong winds. The shell was coated with primer and securely fixed onto the modular frame structure designed for the dome.

Upon combining the shell and the MS frame structure, the dome received its first layer of high-quality Golden Paint. This was followed by multiple layers of Golden Paint and a coating of premium Asian Paint lacquer, safeguarding the dome from UV damage for years to come. We recommend repainting Gurdwara Sahib Domes every 6 years to maintain their pristine condition.

Once the dome and outdoor side Palki Sahibs were prepared, they were safely transported to Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. On-site, a 120-foot crane provided by the managing committee was used to lift the dome and position it atop the platform on the roof. With the dome securely in place, our skilled technicians undertook the installation process, skillfully welding and bolting the frame structure to the base platform. After the successful installation of the 12-foot diameter dome and outdoor Palki Sahib, our team meticulously applied an additional coat of paint and lacquer to achieve the desired final finish.

As the installation concludes, it is fitting to highlight the significance of Gurdwara Sahib Ji by acknowledging the legacy of Bhai Daya Singh Ji. This revered figure in Sikh history, known for his unwavering commitment to service and compassion, continues to inspire through his teachings. Just as this newly installed dome adorns the Gurdwara, it stands as a testament to Bhai Daya Singh Ji’s enduring spirit, reflecting the core values of Sikhism—selflessness and unity.

Design and Structure:
The dome created for Gurdwara Daya Singh Ji is a masterpiece of architectural craftsmanship. The design process began with careful consideration of the Gurdwara’s aesthetics and spiritual significance. The dome’s dimensions—12 feet in diameter—were chosen to harmonize with the Gurdwara’s surroundings and to provide a grand and awe-inspiring focal point.

The dome’s structural integrity was paramount. An insulated MS (Mild Steel) frame structure was meticulously designed to provide a strong foundation for the dome. This frame ensures the dome’s stability, durability, and ability to withstand environmental factors such as wind and weather.

Material and Construction:
The dome’s outer shell was meticulously constructed using a three-layered silicon fiber (fiberglass) composite. This composite material not only offers exceptional strength but also allows for intricate detailing and fine finishes. The thickness of the fiberglass layers, approximately 4mm, was chosen to strike a balance between sturdiness and weight.

The topmost feature of the dome, the Khanda—a symbol of Sikh faith—was also a focus of attention. It was cast with precision and reinforced with an additional MS frame structure to ensure its resilience against strong winds and other external forces.

Protection and Finish:
The dome’s longevity and appearance were safeguarded through a comprehensive finishing process. The dome’s exterior underwent a meticulous priming and painting procedure to provide protection against diverse weather conditions. Several layers of high-quality Golden Paint were meticulously applied, creating a regal and radiant appearance that pays homage to Sikh tradition and spirituality.

To shield the dome from the sun’s harmful UV rays and other environmental factors, a final coating of premium Asian Paint lacquer was applied. This lacquer not only enhances the dome’s luster but also ensures that it remains a beacon of beauty for years to come.

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Installation of 12 Foot Dia Gurdwara Sahib Dome at Bhai Daya Singh Gurdwara (Ahmednagar)

Gurdwara Domes and Palki Sahib at Shahdara, Delhi

Gurdwara Domes and Palki Sahib at Shahdara, Delhi

At Rana Handicrafts International, we take pride in our craftsmanship and dedication to providing top-quality products for places of spiritual significance. Recently, we were entrusted with the manufacturing of Gurdwara Sahib Domes and Entry Gate (Darshani Deori) Palki Sahib for an under-renovation Gurdwara Sahib in Shahdara, Delhi. The transformation of this pious place has been truly remarkable, thanks to our exceptional products.

Our Gurudwara Sahib Domes and Palki Sahib are meticulously crafted using multilayered First Quality Fiberglass, ensuring they withstand the test of time without the need for major maintenance. For optimal longevity, we recommend painting all our external products (installed in open space) every 7 years.

To guarantee structural integrity and stability, our Gurudwara Sahib domes feature high-quality MS frame structures, allowing them to withstand strong winds and remain firmly grouted to the roof in all weather conditions. The management committee at the Gurdwara Sahib in Shahdra expressed their satisfaction with our work, and we are humbled to have contributed to enhancing their sacred space.

Advantages of our Fiberglass Gurudwara Sahib Domes and Palki Sahib:

  1. Lightweight: Fiberglass is known for its lightweight nature, making transportation, handling, and installation easier compared to heavy materials like concrete or steel. This characteristic can lead to cost savings during construction and transportation.
  2. High Strength-to-Weight Ratio: Despite being lightweight, our fiberglass Gurudwara Sahib domes boast a high strength-to-weight ratio, providing unparalleled structural integrity and stability. The meticulous inclusion of high-quality MS Framing allows them to withstand various environmental stresses, including wind, seismic forces, and heavy loads.
  3. Corrosion Resistance: Our Fiberglass Gurdwara Sahib Domes and Palki Sahib are highly resistant to corrosion from environmental factors such as moisture, chemicals, and UV radiation. This makes them suitable for outdoor installations in various climates without significant degradation over time.
  4. Versatility: Fiberglass allows us to mold domes into a wide range of shapes and sizes, offering architects and designers creative freedom. Whether it’s a small gazebo or a large geodesic dome, fiberglass can be customized to meet specific design requirements.
  5. Durability: Our multi-layered and securely installed fiberglass Gurudwara Sahib Domes have an extended lifespan, as they are not prone to rot, rust, or decay. This durability is especially beneficial for structures exposed to harsh environmental conditions.
  6. Low Maintenance: Thanks to their resistance to corrosion and other environmental factors, our fiberglass domes require minimal maintenance over their lifetime. This feature can lead to reduced maintenance costs compared to traditional materials.
  7. Insulation Properties: Fiberglass offers good thermal insulation properties, maintaining a comfortable interior temperature within the dome. This insulation capability contributes to energy efficiency and lower heating or cooling costs.
  8. Non-Conductive: Our Fiberglass Domes and Palki Sahib are non-conductive, ensuring they do not conduct electricity.
  9. Fire Resistance: Our Fiberglass Gurdwara Sahib Domes have inherent fire-resistant properties. While some formulations can meet specific fire safety standards (available upon special request and may vary in cost), our products are generally a safer choice for all international and national Gurdwara Sahibs.
  10. Cost-Effectiveness: Overall, our Fiberglass Gurdwara Sahib Domes and Palki Sahib offer cost-effectiveness due to their low maintenance requirements, ease of installation, and potential for reduced structural support needs.

For inquiries or to place an order, please don’t hesitate to call us at +91-9878587580. Our team is ready to assist you in creating a sacred and enduring space for your Gurdwara Sahib.

Gurdwara Domes and Sikh Sculptures Installed at Mukerian (Punjab)

Rana Handicrafts International, a renowned manufacturers of Silicon Fiber Products since 1964, has successfully manufactured and installed a remarkable project featuring 12 Feet Diameter Fiberglass Gurdwara Sahib dome along with four smaller-sized Palki Mounted Domes on four sides of Gurdwara Sahib Roof at Mukerian (Punjab). This exquisite endeavor showcases the company’s expertise in creating exceptional and visually captivating structures.

You can see below how our installation of Domes and Cultural Khalsa Sculptures changed the look of Gurdwara Sahib. 

Before After Installation of Domes and Khalsa Sculptures
Before / After Installation of Domes and Khalsa Sculptures

The centerpiece of the project is a 12 Feet Diameter Golden Coloured Fiberglass Dome, which stand tall and majestic, captivating the attention of all who behold them. Crafted with precision and attention to intricate details, these domes serve as a testament to Rana Handicrafts International’s commitment to delivering high-quality craftsmanship.

The Silicon Fiber material utilized along with MS Frame Structure in the construction of these domes offers several advantages, including durability, lightweight nature, and the ability to withstand various environmental conditions. These characteristics make the domes ideal for long-lasting installations, ensuring that they will maintain their pristine beauty for years to come.

In addition to the impressive 12 feet diameter dome, the project also incorporates four side domes of smaller size. These side domes complement the larger central structures, adding a touch of elegance and enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the installation. Each of these smaller domes has been meticulously designed and carefully positioned to create a harmonious visual composition.

Rana Handicrafts International’s expertise in manufacturing and installing high quality fiberglass domes is showcased through various Gurdwara Sahib Projects undertaken and commissioned in India and overseas. The team of skilled artisans and craftsmen employed their years of experience and talent to bring this vision to life. From the initial design phase to the final installation, every step was executed with utmost precision and dedication, ensuring the highest level of quality.

The project at Mukerian (Punjab) also serves as a testament to Rana Handicrafts International’s commitment to innovation and excellence in the field of artistic fiberglass fabrication. By combining traditional craftsmanship with modern materials and techniques, the company has created a unique and awe-inspiring installation that stands as a symbol of architectural beauty and artistic mastery.

We believe that this project will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on all who have the privilege to witness it, further establishing Rana Handicrafts International as a leaders in the Silicon Fiber Glass Fabrication industry.

SCULPTURES OF BHAI GARJA SINGH & BHAI BOTA SINGH / KHALSA SCULPTURES

We also manufactured two magnificent 7 feet tall Khalsa Sculptures (Bhai Garja Singh Ji & Bhai Bota Singh Ji) made from fiberglass. These Khalsa sculptures created by Rana Handicrafts International stand as a testament to the rich heritage and cultural significance of the Khalsa community. With meticulous attention to detail, the artisans at Rana Handicrafts International have faithfully captured the essence and spirit of the Khalsa tradition in these magnificent artworks.

Using fiberglass as the medium for sculpting these pieces offers several advantages. Fiberglass is a versatile material known for its durability, strength, and ability to replicate intricate details. This makes it an ideal choice for creating sculptures that require precision and longevity. The use of fiberglass ensures that these Khalsa sculptures will endure the test of time, preserving their beauty for generations to come.

Rana Handicrafts International takes great pride in their skilled craftsmen who possess a deep understanding of the art form. Through their craftsmanship and expertise, they have breathed life into the sculptures, capturing the distinctive features and symbolism associated with the Khalsa tradition. Each sculpture is a labor of love, meticulously crafted to portray the strength, nobility, and devotion that define the Khalsa identity.

These 7 feet tall Khalsa sculptures not only serve as artistic masterpieces but also as powerful symbols of cultural heritage. They pay homage to the rich history and traditions of the Khalsa community, evoking a sense of pride and reverence among those who encounter them.

Statue of Garja Singh Bota Singh
Fiberglass Sculptures of Garja Singh Bota Singh
Garja Singh Bota Singh Statues
Fiberglass Statues of Garja Singh and Bota Singh

HISTORY OF BHAI GARJA SINGH JI AND BHAI BOTA SINGH JI

Bhai Garja Singh Ji and Bhai Bota Singh Ji were two prominent Sikh warriors who played a significant role in the history of Punjab during the late 18th century. They are often remembered for their courage, sacrifice, and unwavering commitment to Sikh principles.

Garja Singh Ji and Bota Singh Ji were born in the village of Patti in present-day Punjab, India. They came from humble backgrounds and were deeply inspired by the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, who had established the Khalsa Panth—a brotherhood of dedicated Sikh warriors.

During that time, Punjab was under the rule of the Mughal Empire, which imposed numerous oppressive policies on the Sikh community. The Sikh faith, with its emphasis on equality, justice, and resistance against tyranny, inspired Garja Singh Ji and Bota Singh Ji to rise against the oppressive regime.

Garja Singh Ji and Bota Singh Ji became leaders of a band of Sikh warriors and initiated various acts of resistance against the Mughal authorities. They targeted tax collectors and officials who were known for their corruption and exploitation of the common people.

One of their most renowned acts of bravery was the looting of the treasury of Sirhind, a prominent Mughal city. Garja Singh Ji and Bota Singh Ji, along with their fellow warriors, planned a daring raid and successfully infiltrated the city. They managed to seize a substantial amount of wealth and distributed it among the poor and needy, symbolizing their commitment to social justice.

The Mughal authorities were furious and launched a massive manhunt to capture Garja Singh Ji and Bota Singh Ji. Despite the danger, the Sikh warriors continued their resistance activities, challenging the oppressive regime at every turn. Their actions inspired many others to join the cause and stand up against tyranny.

However, their fight for justice and freedom eventually led to their capture. Garja Singh Ji and Bota Singh Ji were arrested and brought before the Mughal authorities, who subjected them to severe torture and humiliation in an attempt to break their spirit.

Even in the face of unimaginable suffering, Garja Singh Ji and Bota Singh Ji remained steadfast in their faith and refused to renounce their Sikh identity. They embraced martyrdom with courage and dignity, becoming symbols of Sikh resistance against oppression.

The sacrifices of Garja Singh Ji and Bota Singh Ji had a profound impact on the Sikh community and their struggle for freedom. They exemplified the principles of Sikhism, including bravery, compassion, and the pursuit of justice. Their legacy continues to inspire generations of Sikhs and serves as a reminder of the importance of standing up against injustice.

Today, Garja Singh Ji and Bota Singh Ji are remembered as iconic figures in Sikh history. Their names are etched in the hearts of Sikhs worldwide, symbolizing the indomitable spirit of the Khalsa and the unwavering commitment to upholding righteousness.

HOW ARE FIBER GLASS SCULPTURES & GURDWARA DOMES MADE

  1. Design and Planning: Begin by developing a concept a sculpture. We sketch out the design and plan the dimensions and proportions. Consider the size, shape, and any intricate details you want to incorporate.
  2. Armature Construction: Build a supporting structure, known as an armature, to provide stability and shape to the sculpture. It can be made from materials such as metal wire, MS Framing or foam. The armature should match the intended shape and size of the final sculpture.
  3. Sculpting the Form: Apply a sculpting material, such as clay or foam, onto the armature to create the basic shape and form of the sculpture. Use sculpting tools to refine the details and achieve the desired texture and surface quality.
  4. Mold Making: Once the sculpting is complete, create a mold of the sculpture. The mold will be used to produce multiple copies of the sculpture in fiberglass. There are different types of molds, such as one-piece molds or multi-piece molds, depending on the complexity of the sculpture.
  5. Mold Preparation: Prepare the mold for the fiberglass application. Apply a mold release agent to ensure the fiberglass doesn’t stick to the mold surface. The mold release can be a wax, silicone spray, or other suitable materials.
    Fabrication of Fiberglass Dome
    Fabrication of Fiberglass Dome
  6. Fiberglass Application: Cut fiberglass mat or cloth into manageable pieces. Mix a batch of fiberglass resin according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply a layer of resin onto the mold surface using a brush or roller. Place the fiberglass mat or cloth onto the wet resin and saturate it with more resin, ensuring complete coverage and removal of air bubbles. Repeat this process, adding additional layers for strength and thickness as needed.
  7. Curing: Allow the fiberglass to cure and harden. The curing time will depend on the specific resin used and the environmental conditions. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure proper curing.
  8. Demolding and Finishing: Once the fiberglass has cured, carefully remove the sculpture from the mold. Trim any excess fiberglass and sand the surface to achieve a smooth finish. Repair any imperfections or air bubbles with additional layers of resin and fiberglass.
  9. Detailing and Painting: Add any desired details or surface texture to the sculpture using additional sculpting materials or paints. Use appropriate paints or coatings to achieve the desired color and finish. Apply a clear protective coating to enhance durability and weather resistance, if necessary.

We have installed various Gurdwara Sahib Domes, Sculptures and Palki Sahib at Various Gurdwara Sahib in India and Overseas. We have installed Gurdwara Sahib Domes, Palki Sahib, Sculptures in Patiala, Bathinda, Ahmadabad, Manikaran, Paonta Sahib, Kullu, Jammu, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Faridabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Orrisa, Bangalore, Tamil Nadu, Mohali, Chandigarh, Panchkula, Ropar, Gobindgarh. We have also exported to USA, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Oman, Russia, Thailand, Singapore, Fiji Islands, and more.

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