Patna Sahib Gurudwara
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib – Patna Sahib Gurudwara
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Patna city has has the unique distinction of being honoured by the holy presence of the Buddha, Guru Nanak and Guru Tegh Bahadur. Besides, it is also the birthplace of Tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He was born here on December 22, 1666. There stands, at the sacred place a magnificent holy shrine, called Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib. It is situated in one of the old quarters of Patna city, once known as Kucha Farrukh Khan, now known as Harmandir Gali.
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.
Gurudwara Patna Sahib is regarded as the centre for propagating Sikhism in the east. As history would have it, Takht Sri Patna Sahib is the second accepted and acknowledged Takht of the Sikhs.
Its architecture is also beautiful. But when the ancient Harmandir had burnt down by fire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh had built the present one in white marble in 1839. Even that was destroyed by the earthquake of 1934. The new Harmandir was re-built in 1954.
A museum with Sikh dynasty in painting, footwear of Guru, swing and many other articles can be seen at the ground floor. Birthday of the Guru is celebrated with pomp. Entry with head covered and bare feet is compulsory. Arrangement is available at the gate. Shops on the lane sell bamboo and leather articles.
Some relics of the tenth Guru are also preserved in Patna Sahib. Among them is a pangura (cradle) with four stands covered with Golden plates. Guruji during his childhood used to sleep in this cradle. Moreover, four iron arrows, sacred sword of the Master and a pair of his sandals are also preserved. Hukamnamas of Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Tegh Bahadur contained in a book are also kept in this holy Gurudwara.
Other Gurudwaras in Patna and near Patna Sahib are :
- Gurudwara Guru ka Bagh
- Gurudwara Ghai Ghat
- Gurudwara Handi Sahib
- Gurudwara Gobind Ghat
- Gurudwara Bal Lila Maini