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Takht Sahib, Five Takhts

Takht Sahib - seats of Sikh's authority

Takht Sri Akal Takht Sahib

Takht Sri Akal Takht Sahib

Akal Takht is the throne of Sikh religious authority. Many decisions of great importance concerning religious and social life of the Sikh community have been taken here. Guru Hargobind Sahib constructed Akal Takht in 1609. Some called it Akal Bunga: the house of the Lord. The Takht was used for a special purpose which considerably changed the Sikh character and organisation. The Guru himself sat here and held a court of justice. Many Sikhs used to gather here for the redress of their grievances and offerings were made to the Guru.

Takht Sri Hari Mandir Sahib

Takht Sri Hari Mandir Sahib

Patna is situated at a distance of about 500 km. from Calcutta on the main line of Eastern Railway, connecting Calcutta with Varanasi and delhi. It is also on the air route between Delhi and Calcutta and is connected with Kathmandu by air. The city has been recently renamed Patna Sahib, keeping in view its sancity.

During one of his missionary tours, Guru Tegh Bahadur stayed at Patna. Guru Nanak had earlier visited this place.

Takht Sri Kesh Garh Sahib

Takht Sri Kesh Garh Sahib

When Guru Tegh Bahadur was residing at Kiratpur, he thought of building a new township for himself and his devotees which would form the nucleus of a religious centre. The Guru imagined it to be a city with a difference-place for the people coming from outside, a big hall for the relgious congregations and a beautiful place for the Guru's residence. The Guru thought the place should be near Kiratpur in the foothills with excellent surroundings. He, therefore, purchased a piece of land in villages Makhowal, just 8 km from Kiratpur.

Takht Sri Damdama Sahib

Takht Sri Damdama Sahib

Guru Gobind Singh stayed sometime at Muktsar. Then he proceed farther and visited several villages, spreading love and distributing Namdan, emanipating peoples's hearts from fear and hatred and instilling patriotic fervor among them. He roamed about in Lakhi jungle. The devotees flocked to him in thousands and were fascinated by his spiritual gift. The Master shed light in the dark countryside of Malwa. Many poets and bards, who had left Anandpur when the town was besieged, again gathered round the Guru here.

Takht Sri Sachkhand Sahib

Takht Sri Sachkhand Sahib

Guru Gobind Singh left Delhi for the south to meet Bahadur Shah and aprise him of the situaton. He was keen that the persons responsible for hte cold-blooded murder of his sons should be punished. Afer the third day of hs departure from delhi, he reached Mathura and halted at Suraj Kund, on the banks of the Yamuna. Then, he reached Agra. He was given a robe of honour along with a jeweled scraf worth sixty thousand rupees. The Emperor requested the Guru to stay with him for some time.


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