Palki Sahib, a  Punjabi name historically referring to the mobile throne for royalty or noblemen, currently it describes the Sikh structure housing the Guru Granth Sahib (the holiest Sikh scripture,m regarded as their living Guru). The Guru rests on a raised platform (the Manji Sahib), and the entire structure is covered by  a canopy (the Palki), to show its importance. The Guru is covered by a piece of beautiful material called a Rumalla, The Palki gives the image of a throne and presents the Guru in a bold and impressive setting just as you would have seen a king or emperor.