TAKHATS OF KHALSA
Sri Harmandar Ji, Patna Sahib
Sri Harmandar Ji, Patna Sahib enjoys the privilege of being the birthplace
of the Tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This sacred place has
the honour of being visited by the first Guru Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji
and the ninth Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. It is from this place
that the commandment of valiance and fearlessness was issued to the
Sikh fraternity. The ninth Guru waxed eloquent about this to justify
ways of God to men. "This is why I was born and set Patna Sahib as
my place of work". This very line indicates that Sri Guru Gobind Singh
Ji was born at this sacred place. After bidding an adieu to his promising
childhood at Sri Patna Sahib, Guru Sahib stepped into the holy land
of Sri Anandpur Sahib.
Patna Sahib is regarded as the centre for propagating Sikhism in the
east. At one time, it was called Patliputra.
history would have it, Takht Sri Patna Sahib is the second accepted
and acknowledged Takht of the Sikhs.
was 'Sher-e-Punjab' Maharaja Ranjit Singh who, first of all, undertook
the task of raising a monumental Sikh Temple at this place. As a result
of an earthquake, the celestial edifice came to be a heap of dust.
With the co-operation of the Sikh masses, the golden fabric, as it
stands today, has come into its own.
of visit and homage are historical Gurdwara Gobind Bagh, Gurdwara
Bal Lila, Maini Sangat, Khuh Mata Gujri Ji, Gurdwara Handi Sahib,
Gurdwara Gau Ghat etc.