Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji, Patna

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It was here at Takhat Patna Sahib, that Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru was born in 1666. He also spent his early years here before moving to Anandpur. Besides being the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, Patna was also honored by visits from Guru Nanak as well as Guru Tegh Bahadur.



This is one of only five Takhats or Holy Seats of Authority of the Sikhs. The Gurdwara Patna Sahib is in remembrance of the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Like many historical Gurdwaras in India and Pakistan, this Gurdwara was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.



Originally, this is the place where Guru Nanak visited before going to the holy place Gaya. He was a great scholar of history and knew the importance of Pataliputra, which already was almost forgotten by Hindus. He tried to revive the glory of Indian culture. At this place stood the haveli of Salis Rai Jouri, who was a great devotee of Guru Nanak. He was so influenced by the teachings of the Guru that he converted his palatial home into a dharamsala (place where dharam is learned).



When Guru Tegh Bahadur visited Patna, he stayed in this exact site. A magnificent house was built above the dharamsala of Salis Rai. Mullah Ahmed Bukhari, the author of Mirat-ul-Ahwal Jahan Nama, who stayed at Patna for some time at the close of 18th century, has made a reference to Harmandir Sahib. He writes, "Over the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, the Sikhs have raised a public edifice, made it a place of power and strength, and call it 'Harmandir'. It is also called 'Sangat' and is held in great esteem and veneration. They have made it a place of pilgrimage. Maharaja Ranjit Singh started the work of reconstructing the Harmandir in 1839 following destruction by fire, but did not survive to see the new structure. Again in 1934, when an earthquake rocked the entire state of Bihar, some portions of the Harmandir fell down. Construction of the present building was taken up on November 19, 1954 and was completed in about three years.
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  • Wonderful place of worship. Felt excellent peace of mind. Waheguru tera shukar hai. Everyone should visit this place in a lifetime.  more »
  • Takht Sri Patna Sahib is a birth place for tenth Guru - Guru Gobind Singh. As any Gurudwara, the place was absolutely clean and well maintained. There is parking space around. We spent around 20 minut...  more »
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  • Was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to visit this Gurudwara and it was worth every moment I spent there. The Gurudwara is very well maintained and spar-kingly clean. The environment is soul soothing and unparalleled. You will feel at peace with yourself.
  • Very good place to enjoy, clean and tidy place. You can get free food of premium quality. Best pace to visit after sunset, you can see beautiful colourful light illuminating the premise.
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