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Famous Gurudwaras in India – Part 2

Written by: Akshatha
Updated: Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 13:53 [IST]
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It is no surprise to see different religious sites in the multi-religious India! In fact, each religion has its own space and legends relating to the local history. Hence, we can find many pilgrimage places belonging to various faiths here. In the article, famous Gurudwaras in India - Part 1 we got to know about some Sikh shrines. Here let us explore a few more popular Gurudwaras in India.

Famous Gurudwaras in India – Part 2

Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib
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Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib

Gurudwara Sri Keshgarh Sahib shines in spiritual aura at the city of Anandpur in Punjab. Keshgarh Sahib is also one among the five Takhts of Sikhs (Temporal Seats of Authorities). Located on a hill in Anandpur, Sri Keshgarh Sahib is a historical place of importance here. The city Anandpur was founded by the then Guru Tegh Bahadur, and the Gurudwara became the venue for the largest congregation of Sikhs on the Baisakhi Day in 1699. Hence, Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib is one of the prominent Sikh pilgrim places in Punjab.

Gurudwara Data Bandi Chor Sahib

Once the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind was imprisoned in the Gwalior Fort. Upon his release, the Sikh community was relieved and happy. Gurudwara Data Bandi Chor Sahib was built to celebrate the release of Guru Hargobind in Gwalior.

The legend says, 52 other Kings were released from Gwalior because of Guru Hargobind on the same day. Hence, Gurudwara Data Bandi Chor Sahib is one of the prominent Sikh religious places in Madhya Pradesh. Bandi Chod Divas 'Prisoners Release Day' is celebrated by the Sikh community on the day Guru was released.

Famous Gurudwaras in India – Part 2

Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib Ji
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Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib Ji

Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib Ji is known for having the biggest pool compared to all other Gurudwaras in India. It is one of the major shrines in the city of Tarn Taran Sahib of Punjab. The artistically built shrine gets a lot of pilgrims and is also known for the monthly gathering on the day of Amavas (new moon day). Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib is around 20km to Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar.

Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

Guru Nanak Dev (the founder of Sikhism) travelled to many places during his times. According to the legend, once Guru Nanak went Ladakh on one of the journeys and helped a few locals who were in trouble. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is built in the place where Guru Nanak is said to have stayed near the Leh-Kargil Road. There is a big stone in the shrine which couldn't be removed even with a bulldozer. Hence, locals believe that Guru Nanak stays here in the form of stone. Hence, it was named as Gurudwara Pathar Sahib; 'Pathar' means stone.

Famous Gurudwaras in India – Part 2

Gurudwara Hazur Sahib
Photo Courtesy: Subhag Singh

Gurudwara Hazur Sahib

Gurudwara Sach-Khand Hazur Sahib is one of the five Takhts in Sikhism. It is located in the city of Nanded in Maharashtra. The shrine is built at the place where Guru Gobind Singh Ji died. Gurudwara Hazur Sahib is one of the famous Gurudwaras in India.

There are several Gurudwaras across India, and each one has a significant connection with history. It is interesting to know about the legends of these Sikh pilgrimage sites.

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