Tuesday, May 07, 2013
First Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara building was completed in Nov 1936 with a ten by ten foot stone gurudwara sahib with a three foot verandah facing the lake. Sri Guru Granth Sahib, which had been presented by Bhai Vir Singh, was formally installed inside during the first week of September, 1937 making Hemkund Sahib the highest gurudwara in the world.
Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib to be opened for Darshans from May 25, 2013 : Nagar Kirtan from Govind Ghat to Govind Dham will be on May 24 and from Govind Dham to Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib on May 25.
Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar : The Harimandir Sahib (meaning Temple of God) is also commonly known as the Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib (Divine Court). It is situated in the city of Amritsar in Punjab. The Golden Temple is a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs. It is a source of inspiration for all Sikhs and their chief place of pilgrimage.
Fatehgarh Sahib, Sirhind : An important destination for Sikh pilgrims. This gurudwara has been built on the site where 300 years ago, Guru Gobind Singhji's two young Sahibzadas were entombed alive by the Mughals because they had refused to embrace Islam underduress of the Nawab of Sirhind.
Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib : A birthplace of the Khalsa, it was here on March 30th, 1699 Guru Gobind Singh baptized 5 sikhs with amrit (sweetened water) stirred with his Khanda and called them his Five Beloved Ones and gave them the last name ‘Singh’ which means Lion. Guru Gobind Singh then humbly bowed before the Five Beloved Ones and asked them to initiate Him into the Khalsa Brotherhood.
Damadama Sahib also known as Guru -Ki- Kashi Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda : Guru Gobind Singhji stayed in Damdama Sahib for nine months and it was here that he worked on the Adi Granth. He made Damdama the centre for propagating the Sikh faith and called it ‘Khalsa De Takht’ or Throne of the Khalsa. It holds great significance for Sikh for it is the place where the guru sought rest and refuge during his battles with the Mughals.
Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib Patiala City : Marks the site where the 9th Prophet,Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji had rested while proceeding to Delhi to embrace martyrdom to uphold man's right to worship according to his belief.
Tarn Taran : 24 Kms south of Amritsar. Founded by the 5th Prophet Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji the impressive Gurudwara with gold plated dome has a holy pool. The guru used to run a leper's home here.
Goindwal Sahib : Within easy reach of Tarn Taran was the centre of Sikh religion during the time of the third Prophet, Guru Amar Das ji. The deep well (bauli) in the Gurudwara has 84 steps. Whoever takes a bath here and recites Japji Sahib (divine composition of the first Prophet of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji ) at each step, and repeats the recitation followed by bath in the Holy Well 84 times, attains moksh, because he lives out 84,000 cycles of birth representing each specie created by God.
Baba Bakala : 45 Kms from Amritsar. The 9th Prophet Guru Teg Bahadur had revealed himself to Makhan Shah Lubana, a Sikh devotee here. A fair is held here on the occasion of Rakhsha Bandhan.
Dera Baba Nanak : (35 Kms west of Gurdaspur) Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent last 12 years of his life here. Clothes he wore at Mecca are preserved here. A fair called the Maghi fair is held here every January.
Other Famous Gurudwaras in Punjab :
SRI GURU NANAK DEV JI : Gurudwara Kandh Sahib, Batala, Dist. Gurdaspur Gurudwara Hatt Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala Gurudwara Guru Ka Bagh, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala Gurudwara Kothi Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala Gurudwara Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala Gurudwara Achal Sahib, Dist. Gurdaspur Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak, Dist. Gurdaspur
SRI GURU ANGAD DEV JI : Gurudwara Khadur Sahib, Dist. Amritsar SRI GURU AMAR DAS JI : Gurudwara Chaubara Sahib, Goindwal, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara San Sahib, Basarke, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Baoli Sahib, Goindwal, Dist. Amritsar
SRI GURU RAM DAS JI : Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahl, Dist. Amritsar SRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI : Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Tham Sahib, Kartarpur, Dist. Jalandhar Gurudwara Bath Sahib, Dist. Gurdaspur Gurudwara Bir Baba Buddha, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Ramsar, Dist. Amritsar
SRI GURU HARGOBIND JI : Gurudwara Guru Ki Wadali, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Babeksar, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Lohgarh, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Daroli Bhai, Dist. Firozpur Gurudwara Chhevin Padshahi, Dist. Jalandhar Gurudwara Baba Atal, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Patal Puri, Kiratpur, Dist. Ropar
SRI GURU HAR RAI JI : Gurudwara Patal Puri, Kiratpur, Dist. Ropar
SRI GURU HARKRISHAN JI : Gurudwara Patal Puri, Kiratpur, Dist. Ropar SRI GURU TEGH BAHADUR JI : Gurudwara Baba Bakala, Dist. Amritsar Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib, Dist. Patiala Gurudwara Bahadurgarh, Dist. Patiala Gurudwara Pathshahi Nouvin, Talwandi Sabo, Dist. Bathinda
SRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI : Gurudwara Vibhore Sahib, Dist. Nangal Gurudwara Ghat Sahib, Dist. Nangal Gurudwara Bhatha Sahib, Dist. Ropar Gurudwara Bhadaur, Dist. Sangrur Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora, Dist. Ropar Gurudwara Garhi Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, Dist. Ropar Gurudwara Katalgarh Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, Dist. Ropar Gurudwara Charan Kanwal, Machhiwara, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Ghani Khan Nabi Khan, Machhiwara, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Katana Sahib, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Alamgir, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Phalahi Sahib, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Raikot, Dist. Ludhiana Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, Sirhind, Dist. Patiala Gurudwara Zafarnama, Dist. Bathinda Gurudwara Gangsar, Jaito, Dist. Faridkot Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib, Muktsar, Dist. Faridkot Gurudwara Thambu Mal & Darbar Sahib, Muktsar, Dist. Faridkot Gurudwara Shahid Ganj, Muktsar, Dist. Faridkot
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New Palki Sahib for Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib in which Sri Guru Granth Sahib will be carried in a Nagar Kirtan on May 23 from Govind Ghat to Govind Dham and May 24 from Govind Dham to Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib. Sardar Madan Singh, President of Sri Hemkund Sahib Management Trust is standing on left hand side.