Famous Gurudwaras of Punjab

Punjab is the land where the great saint and religious leader, Guru Nanak, founded the Sikh religion. A Gurudwara is the holy place where Sikhs worship. Since, Punjab is the birthplace of the religion of Sikhism; there are numerous Gurudwaras in and around the state.

Sri Harimandir Sahib: Sri Harimandir Sahi, commonly known as the Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib (Divine Court), is situated in the city of Amritsar in Punjab. This Gurudwara is the chief place of pilgrimage of the Sikhs and is the living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of their religion.

Fatehgarh Sahib: Located in Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib is an important destination for Sikh pilgrims. It has been built on the site where 300 years ago, two young Sahibzadas Sri Guru Gobind Singh were entombed alive by the Mughals, upon their refusal to embrace Islam underduress of the Nawab of Sirhind.

Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib: Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib is the birthplace of the Khalsa. It was at this sacred place where on March 30th, 1699 Guru Gobind Singh baptized 5 Sikhs with amrit (sweetened water) stirred with his Khanda and named them his Five Beloved Ones, He gave them the last name ‘Singh’ which means Lion and humbly bowed before them and asked them initiate Him into the Khalsa Brotherhood.

Damadama Sahib: Commonly known as Guru -Ki- Kashi Talwandi Sabo, Damdama Sahib in Bathinda is the place where the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh ji stayed nine months and worked on the Adi Granth.

Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib: Located in the city of Patiala, this Gurudwara is the site where the 9th Prophet, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji had rested during his journey to Delhi for embracing martyrdom to uphold a man’s right to worship according to his belief and will.

If you are planning a religious trip to Punjab, some other very popular and significant Sikh temples in Punjab that you must visit are Tarn Taran, Goindwal Sahib, Baba Bakala and Dera Baba Nanak.

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