Takht Sri Patna Sahib

Takht Sri Patna Sahib also known as Harmandir Sahib, is a Gurdwara in the neighbourhood of Patna Sahib, India. It was to commemorate the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs on December 1666.[1][2] It was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, who also built many other Gurdwaras in the Indian subcontinent. The current shrine of Patna Sahib or Takht Sri Harmandirji Sahib was built in the 1950s.[3]

Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji, Patna Sahib
Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji, Patna Sahib
Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji, Patna Sahib
Religion
AffiliationSikhism
Location
LocationPatna
StateBihar
CountryIndia
Architecture
CreatorMaharaja Ranjit Singh
CompletedFirst build - 18th century
First Rebuild - 1839
Final Rebuild - 19 November 1954
Temple(s)3
Website
takhtsripatnasahib.com
Inside Takht Sri Patna Sahib, where Guru Gobind Singh ji was born in 1666.

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, was born in Patna, Bihar, on 22 December 1666.[4][5] He also spent his early years here before moving to Anandpur Sahib. Besides being the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, Patna was also honored by visits from Guru Nanak Dev Ji as well as Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.

Patna Sahib railway station, a railway station with same name located nearby, is connected to many metropolitan cities of India by the Howrah-Delhi Main Line.

Illuminated Guru Granth folio with nisan (Mul Mantra) of Guru Gobind Singh. Collection of Patna

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  1. ^ "Five jathedars visit Patna, kick off '17 preparations | Patna News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  2. ^ "DestinationsĀ :: Patna".
  3. ^ "Nitish Kumar: Nitish Kumar launches 125 hi-tech luxury buses for Sikh pilgrims visiting Patna | Patna News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ Mona Mehta. "The tenth Guru was born here".
  5. ^ "Takhat Saheb set for prakashotsav | Patna News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 January 2020.

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