Before sharing the details about my visit to “Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded,” I would like to share a brief introduction and facts about Sikhism (Khalsa Panth).
Sikhism was founded in 16th Century by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Punjab province (Northern India).
Sikhism is a monotheistic religion and it stresses the importance of doing good actions rather than merely carrying out rituals. The place of worship for the Sikhs is known by name of “GURUDWARA”.
There are 10 Gurus in Sikhism, the first one Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the 10th one Guru Gobind Singh. After that Guru Gobind singh declared that the 11th Guru will be “GURU GRANTH SAHIB” which is a holy book (Sikh treat this as their living guru and have tremendous respect for it).
There are a number of gurudwaras all over the world where the religion Sikhism is being practiced. Of the various gurudwaras, five gurudwaras have been given the status of “FIVE TAKHTS” which every Sikh wishes to visit at least once in his lifetime.
The name of Five takhts are as below:
- Takht Shri Akal Takht Sahib (Golden Temple), Amritsar, Punjab.
- Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded, Maharashtra.
- Takht Shri Harimandir Sahib, Patna, Bihar.
- Takht Shri Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.
- Takht Shri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab.
I have visited Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded once before and this time I decided to share my journey with you so that you can get some important information about this holy place which would help you when you will visit this place.
To make things easily understandable and navigable, I have designed this article in FAQ format.
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Where is Takht Sri Hazur sahib situated?
Takht Sri Hazur Sahib is situated in the district Nanded of Maharashtra state in Southern India.
It is situated on the bank of the Godavari River. This is also known by the name of “Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib”.
History of Takht Sri Hazur sahib Nanded?
This gurudwara is related to the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Guru Gobind Singh reached here in the year 1708 from Punjab.
Here Guru Gobind Singh was attacked by the two would-be assassins who were sent by Wazir Khan Governor of Sirhind (Punjab) at that time.
One of the attackers stabbed Guru Ji on the lower abdomen and was killed by Guruji on the spot. The other was killed by Sikhs as he tried to escape.
But guru’s wound was deep which initially healed up to some extent but it got reopened a few days later when Guruji was stringing a bow for one of his Sikhs and finally got merged (Parlok Ghaman) with the Almighty.
After the fatal attack made by the killers sent by Wazir Khan Governor of Sirhind (Punjab), Sangat asked with intense perplexity, to Guru Sahib
“Oh Benefactor | With whose support thou are leaving us? Who will protect us?”
Then Guru Sahib told,
“We are giving you such a support of ‘Dhur Ki Bani’ Almighty’s verses which will lead you forever.
A few days before Parlok Gaman, Guru Gobind Singh Ji ended the line of personal Guruship by appointing the “Granth Sahib” (Gur-Ta-Gaddi) as his official successor with the status of ‘Eternal Guru’.
His objective was great and laudable. He fully realized that human beings are perishable, but noble ideas live forever – they are eternal.
For this reason, he made the Granth Sahib a repository of sublime ideals, a spiritual and secular guru that contains hymns of Muslim, Hindu, and Harijan saints in addition to the compositions of Sikh gurus. He thus entrusted the destiny of the Khalsa not to a charismatic personality but to the collective wisdom of the community.
His sole mission was to restore mankind to a single brotherhood.
It was here that in the first week of September 1708, that a Bairagi Sadhu(a Saint) Madho Dass was baptized to Sikhism by Guru Gobind Singh Ji and was given a new name “Banda Singh Bahadur”.
He was sent to Punjab by Guru Gobind Singh to establish “KHALSA RAAJ” (RULE OF SIKHS) by shaking the foundation of the Mughal Empire and he was successful to do so however that empire remained for a short period of time i.e from 1709 to 1715.
Guru Gobind Singh’s another sikh “Bhai Santokh Singh” was advised to continue to stay at Nanded and to start “Guru ka Langar” (Free Public Kitchen) for the devotees.
Who built Gurudwara Hazur Sahib Nanded gurudwara?
The Gurudwara Hazur Sahib Nanded Was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji the Great Ruler of Punjab between 1830 to 1839 A.D.
It is said, when Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji expressed his desire to build a Gurdwara at Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded, the then priests told the Maharaja that Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji had said whosoever will build my memorial place, would lose his dynasty.
In reply, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji said ‘Let my descendent be perish, but being the real Sikh of the Guru it is my first duty to build a beautiful Gurdwara at the last place of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Inside the Gurdwara, there are exhibited a number of weapons of various kinds.
What activities are being performed inside Gurudwara Hazur Sahib Nanded?
The building of the Gurdwara is very beautiful and picturesque. The marbled walls, the artistic work on the marble and the golden work on the golden plates add to the beauty.
The recitation of Gurbani starts right at 2.00 a.m. and with few intervals continues till late at night.
In addition to the Shastras (weapons) of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, there are Shastras of other great Singh’s also In the Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded. The Shastras shown every evening to the Sangat are as follows:-
(1) Small Kirpan of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji which he wore in his Dastar,
(2) Arrow (Khapra) of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
(3) Swords with fine gold carving and diamond-studded belonging to Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji
(4) Tega (broad and straight sword) of Akali Baba Phula Singh Ji.
How to reach Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded?
Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded is well connected with three means of transportation and you can reach here by following means:
By Road: Nanded is located at a distance of approximately 640 KM from Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra and can be easily accessed by road. It is about a 4-to-5-hour drive from Aurangabad, 250 KM from Hyderabad, 10 hours away from Pune. You can reach here from the major cities of India by boking overnight bus journeys which is provided by major bus operators (Private and Public).
By Rail: Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded railway station is well connected with rail networks from major cities of India. SACHKHAND EXPRESS is a special super-fast train starting from Amritsar (in Punjab) to Nanded Sahib covering major cities of India like Ambala, New Delhi, Agra, Bhopal, Jhansi etc. Other trains also run from various other cities to Nanded. You can easily book the tickets for the train online. It is the most economical way to reach Nanded.
By Air: The nearest Airport to Nanded is “Shri Guru Gobind Singh Airport, Nanded”. But this airport has a limited number of flights. The other options which you can take into account are:
- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad which is just 250 KM away from Hazur Sahib
- Aurangabad Airport, Maharashtra which is 275 KM away from Hazur Sahib.
Overnight bus services are available from Hyderabad and Aurangabad to Hazur Sahib, Nanded.
How I reached here?
I reached here by train. I booked my tickets online from Ambala Cantt (Haryana) to Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded in “SACHKHAND EXPRESS”. The time of the train to reach Ambala Cantt station was 9:40 am and the train was on time. I booked my tickets in the AC-2 tier which is quite comfortable and well equipped with major facilities.
The journey through the train was smooth and I reached Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded at 3:00 pm on next day. This train takes approximately 36 hours to reach Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded from Amritsar.
Where to Stay at Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded?
There are number of Sarai (Places to stay) near Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded where you can live at a reasonable price. These places are under the control of the Gurudwara Management committee and offer facilities like a 5-star hotel.
You can also book rooms here through the official website of Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded 15 days prior to your visit. But they will also provide you room even if you have not done booking earlier.
There are approximately 10 Sarais around the Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded. I stayed at Baba Budha Ji AC Niwas (NRI Niwas) which is exactly opposite to the Gurudwara Langar Sahib.
The room was spacious and can accommodate 10 persons at a time. A separate attached washroom facility is there. The charge for one night stay was only 400 INR. In other non-AC niwas, the charge is only 100 to 200 INR.
Room Booking at Hazur Sahib
For Room Booking or any other queries related to online room booking,
You can mail or Call on following details
Contact number for Sarai (Place to Stay) :
- Sachkhand Parisar:- 02462-234903
- Nri Complex:- 02462-234902
- Punjab Bhavan:- 02462-244166
- Guru Angad Dev Ji Yatri Nivas:- 02462-243559
- Guru Ramdas Ji Yatri Nivas
- Non-Ac:-02462- 234901
Which is the best time to visit?
As you can visit to gurudwara at any time of the year but if you visit in the time of famous Sikh festivals or special days (Gurupurb) then you can observe a large number of Sikhs who celebrate these special days with great enthusiasm.
The new year and birthday of Guru Gobind Singh ji are celebrated at a large level.
Contact Details for Gurudwara Hazur Sahib Nanded
Gurudwara Hazur Sahib official website: www.hazursahib.com
Gurudwara Road, Yatri Niwas Rd, Shraddha Nagar, Hyder Bagh, Nanded, Maharashtra 431601
What to wear at Gurudwaras?
There is no special dress code for visiting gurudwaras. But it is a religious place and devotees have feelings attached to these holy shrines.
So you are advised to wear simple, sober clothes which cover your maximum body (Avoid short skirts in case of females). Moreover, you have to cover your head with any piece of cloth or handkerchief. Without head covering, you will not be allowed inside the main gurudwara premises. If by chance, you do not have any piece of cloth with you, then you can take that from the main shrine entrance point.
One another thing, you have to put off your shoes and socks in the Jora Ghar (Shoe rack room) before entering the temple.
Which gurudwaras you must visit around Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded?
There are a number of Historical Gurudwaras around Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Nanded which you must visit. Most of these gurudwaras are at the distance of 30 to 40 KM from Takht Sahib and some are at the farthest distance like Nanak Jhira, Bidar which is around 180 KM. Here is a detailed explanation of all these historical gurudwaras:
- Gurudwara Banda Ghat Sahib
- Gurudwara Nagina Ghat Sahib
- Gurudwara Bhajangarh Sahib
- Gurudwara Langar Sahib
- Gurudwara Bawli Damdama Sahib
- Gurudwara Damdama Sahib, Basmat Nagar
- Gurudwara Hira Ghat Sahib
- Gurudwara Shikar Ghat Sahib
- Gurudwara Sangat Sahib
- Gurudwara Maltekri Sahib
- Gurudwara Mata (Mother) Sahib Devanji
- Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib
- Gurudwara Nanakpuri Sahib
- Gurudwara Chandan Sahib
- Gurudwara Ratangarh Sahib
- Gurudwara in the memory of Bhagat Namdev Ji
- Hindu Temple Related with Bhagat Namdev Ji, Aundha Nag
- Gurudwara of Bhagat Namdev Ji Birth Place, Narsi Namdev
- Birth Place (Home) of Bhagat Namdev Ji, Narsi Namdev
- Gurudwara in the memory of Chote Sahibzade
- Gurudwara Mata (Mother) Bhago ji
- Gurudwara Bhai Sahib Singh ji.
- Gurudwara Nanak Jhira, Bidar (Karnatka)
Gurudwara Banda Ghat Sahib
This gurudwara is within a walking distance from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded and is just 5 minutes away.
This Gurdwara is on the left bank of Godawari at a stone’s throw distance from Gurdwara Nagina Ghat Sahib.
In a small town called Rajouri, Laxman Das was born in 1670 A.D. His father’s name was Bhardwaj Ramdev, He was of Rajput origin but had left hunting after having killed a pregnant doe and had become a disciple of Vaishnav Saint and changed his name as “Madho Das”.
Here at the time of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s arrival at (1708 A.D.) Nanded that Bairagi Madho Das was living. On wandering, he had come to and settled at Nanded. He had controlled various evil spirits and was in the habit of enchanting people with his supernatural powers. Guruji came to his cottage.
First of all the “Bairagi” tried his best to bring Guruji to his control, but when failed, become a disciple of the Guruji and begged for pardon. He was renamed “Banda Singh Bahadur”.
Guru Sahib baptized him and sent him to Punjab to set right the evildoers and the cruel rulers of Sirhind and other related.
Gurudwara Nagina Ghat sahib
This gurudwara is within a walking distance from Takht Sahib and is just 5 minutes away.
Once Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj was sitting on the bank of the River Godawari when a devotee came to him and presented a Nagina (Pearl) which Guru Ji threw into the Godawari.
At this, the visitor was very upset and sad that Guru Ji has failed to evaluate his present and thrown the same into the river just like a stone.
To remove his astonishments, Guru Sahib told him to take out his Nagina from the river. When he entered the river, to his surprise the river was full of pearls all around.
His false pride of worldly things was thus nullified by Guru Sahib Ji in a much-refined way.
From this place by leaving the arrow Guru Ji has disclosed his Satjugi Tap Asthan (Worship Place) Takhat Sachkhand Shri Hazur Sahib.
Gurudwara Bhajangarh Sahib
This gurudwara is within a walking distance from Takht Sahib and is just 5 minutes away and it is built in the memory of Sant Baba Attar Singh ji.
Gurudwara Langar Sahib
This gurudwara is within walking distance from Takht Sahib and is just 5 minutes away and is famous for its Langar (Free Food for visitors).
This Gurudwara is in the memory of Baba Nidhan Singh, Sikh of Guru Gobind Singh. 24-hour Langar (Free food) is being distributed among devotees.
Visitors can also collect packaged food from here when they board to their home places from Takht sahib during their journey.
Gurudwara Bawli Damdama Sahib
This gurudwara is within a walking distance from Takht Sahib and is just 10 minutes away.
At this historical place, there is a well (Bawli) of ancient times from the very beginning, all the holy processions were taken out on different holy dates, making their half at Gurudwara Bawli Damdama Sahib. At this place, the procession is served with sweet Water (Sharbat).
Horses from the progeny of the horse on which Guru Gobind singh ride are domesticated here and properly fed. The visitors pay their homage here and do darshan (see) the horses of Guru Sahib.
Gurdwara Damdama Sahib, Basmatnagar
This gurudwara is located at a distance of 40 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded and is in Bismat Nagar town.
Bearer of the Kalgi (Plume) and the Lord of both worlds Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Maharaj started from Punjab and reached Rajasthan. Later when he reached the south in 1707 he stayed in Basmatnagar.
The beauty, peace and tranquillity of Basmatnagar compelled Guruji to camp here.
The natural beauty of the flower gardens and fruit orchards so enraptured Guruji that he camped at this sacred place for eight days.
Hearing of Guruji’s visit, Sangat(devotees) came from long distances to have darshan and blessings of Guruji and also brought in large donations.
After camping here for 8 days Guruji left for Nanded.
Gurudwara Hira Ghat Sahib
This is a historical Gurudwara is situated at a distance of approximately 8 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib.
When Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj had arrived from Punjab to this area (Southern India) then very first time he had stayed here.
Bhadurshah (Son of then Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb) also came with Guruji. One day when Guruji was addressing the holy Sangat (Devotees) at this place, Bahadurshah came and presented a very precious diamond to the Guruji.
Guruji threw the diamond in Godavari River, which was flowing behind their camp. The Bahadurshah felt shocked and thought that I have presented a very precious diamond to Guruji and Guruji very carelessly threw the Diamond in the Godavari river.
Guruji knew everything, what was going on in the mind of Bahadurshah and said to him that we have kept your presented diamond in our storage and go to the river passing by & fetch your diamond from there.
When Bahadurshah went to the river Godavari he saw that both the hands were full with so many other diamonds more precious than one presented by him. Bahadurshah felt very guilty for his behaviour. This way Guruji has broken the Bahadurshah’s pride.
Gurudwara Shikar Ghat Sahib
This is a historical Gurudwara is situated at a distance of approximately 15 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib.
At this place, Sri Guru Gobind Singhji gave salvation to Bhai Moola Khatri of Sialkot (who was the devotee of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and had deserted and deceived him afterwards), who was in the form of a rabbit at that time.
Gurudwara Sangat Sahib
This is a historical gurudwara is situated at a distance of approximately 10 km from Takht Sri Hazur sahib.
When Guru Gobind Singh Ji arrived at Nanded town from Hira ghat then he made the first halt here, at gurudwara Sangatsahib.
During his stay, all the soldiers of his army demanded salaries to return home. Guru Gobind Singh ordered Punj Pyare(Five Beloved) Bhai Daya Singhji and Bhai Dharm singh Ji to bring out treasure, which has been undergrounded at Mal Tekari in the time of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Both Punj Pyare along with soldiers went to the Mal Tekari and the treasure was brought here by carts and bullock-carts. This treasure was distributed by guru Ji to his and Bahaddarshah’s army generously, not in the counted number of coins but in shield full.
The shield dhal with which the treasure was distributed by Guru Gobind singh ji is displayed here as an artifact for darshan.
Gurudwara Maltekri Sahib
This is a historical Gurudwara is situated at a distance of approximately 10 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib.
The money which the Tenth Guru Ji distributed at Gurdwara Sangat Sahib was dug out from this place. The Founder of the Sikh Religion, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji had visited this place during his journey towards Bidar and Sangla-Deep (known as Sri Lanka or Ceylon nowadays).
Gurudwara Mata (Mother) Sahib Devanji
This gurudwara is at a distance of approximately 20 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib. It is built in the memory of Mother Sahib Devanji, the third wife of Guru Gobind Singh.
The building of this gurudwara is huge and 24-hour langar is being served here.
Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib
This historical Gurudwara is situated at a distance of 8 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib and is related to Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji (1st Sikh Guru).
Guru Nanak Dev Ji halted here during their journey towards Bidar, Karnataka and stayed here for 8 days.
Gurudwara Nanakpuri Sahib.
This gurudwara is exactly in front of Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib and is at 8 KM distance from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib.
This gurudwara is also related to Guru Nanak Dev Ji and here you can see the footwears (Kharawan) of Guru Nanak Dev Ji which he gave to his disciple at that time.
Gurudwara Chandan Sahib
This gurudwara is situated along with Gurudwara Nanakpuri Sahib.
Gurudwara Ratangarh Sahib
This gurudwara is at a distance of approximately 6 KM from Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib and beautifully built. The height of this Gurudwara is around 110 feet and is totally made up of concrete. Not even a single brick is used in the gurudwara building. I was astonished to see the architecture of this Gurudwara.
Gurudwara in the memory of Bhagat Namdev ji
This gurudwara is just at a distance of 2KM from the famous Hindu Shiva temple at Aundha Nag. This gurudwara is built here for the visitors of Langar (food) who go to the Narsi Namdev (Birthplace of Bhagat Namdev).
This gurudwara is at a distance of 35 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib. Bhagat Namdev’s verses (Bani) have been incorporated in the Guru Granth Sahib (Holy book of Sikhs). So Sikhs have great respect for Bhagat Namdev.
Hindu Temple Related with Bhagat Namdev ji, Aundha Nag
This temple is situated at a distance of 37 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib. It is a famous Hindu Shiva Temple that is approximately 5500 years old.
Bhagat Namdev belonged to a lower caste and he came here during the Shivratri festival for prayer in this temple, but the priests (Pandits) of this temple did not allow him to do so because of his caste.
Due to this incident, Bhagat Namdev sat behind this temple and started Kirtan (prayer) to God and complained to God about this behaviour.
Listening to the prayer of his disciple, God rotated the face of this temple towards Namrdev.
By watching this act, pundits regretted and fell on the feet of Bhagat Namdev.
There are basically 3 proofs that show that the location of this temple is really changed. There is also a manually operated flour mill which is of the Bhagat Namdev time.
Here I met with a volunteer Guide named “Shankar” who guided me about this place in full detail and also made me aware of the historical facts of Bhagat Namdev and the Shiva Temple.
Gurudwara of Bhagat Namdev ji Birth Place, Narsi Namdev.
This Gurudwara is situated at a distance of 110 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib and is on the outskirts of town Narsi Namdev, the birthplace of Bhagat Namdev. This gurudwara is in the memory of Bhagat Namdev.
Birth Place (Home) of Bhagat Namdev ji, Narsi Namdev.
This place is situated at a distance of 110 KM from Takht Sri Hazur sahib and is the birthplace of Bhagat Namdev.
It is in its original structure. Outside this holy place, there are many shops of Indian spices and pulses which you can buy at a reasonable price.
Gurudwara in the memory of Chote Sahibzade.
This gurudwara is situated at a distance of 80 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib and it comes along the way to Gurudwara Nanak Jhira, Bidar.
It is not a historical gurudwara but it is meant for a halt for the Sangat (visitors) going to Bidar. Here they can take Langar. This gurudwara is beautifully built and in the memory of chote Sahibzady (2 Younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh) Baba Fateh Singh and Baba Zorawar Singh.
I stopped here in the morning time and eat some food and again stopped in the evening returning from Bidar.
In the evening, they distribute Desi ghee Chapati (Bread) with Chutney (Hand-made Sauce) and tea which has an amazing taste.
Gurudwara Mata (Mother) Bhag ji, Janwada
This gurudwara is at a distance of 160 KM from Takht Sahib and is at a distance of 12 KM from Gurudwara Nanak Jhira, Bidar, Karnataka.
When the battle of Mukatsar entered in the crucial stage when a few Sikhs were frustrated due to hunger & suffering in war, disowned Sri Guru Gobind Singhji and returned to their homes.
Mai Bhagoji had taunted and aroused them to fight for Guruji. As a result, those Sikhs returned and fought the battle of Mukatsar and sacrificed their lives for Guruji and became “Chali Muktas”.
Mai Bhagoji had herself fought along with them and was the sole survivor in the battle of Mukatsar.
When Sri Guru Gobind Singhji came to Nanded from Punjab, Mai Bhagoji had also accompanied Guruji.
When Sri Guru Gobind Singhji left on his heavenly voyage, visited the prison of Satara Fort (situated near Poona) on his way where landlords namely “‘Rustam Rao & Bala Rao were imprisoned got them out of prison and released with an order to go to Nanded to narrate the entire event for their release to the mourning Sikh-Sangat so that they could know that they can re-rejuvenate their faith as Guru is always present along with them.
At Nanded Jathedar Santokh Singh on the request of Rustam Rao and Bala Rao Jagirdar sent them to Janwada under the protection of Mai Bhagoji (General).
While at Janwada at the residence of Rustam Rao and Bala Ra, Mata Bhagoji with utmost sincerity and immaculately publicized the message of Sikhism.
Therefore, she is famous for investiture as (General) & Publicist of Sikhism. As a mark of respect to Mai Bhagoji, there stands a Gurdwara Saheb at Janwada.
Gurdwara Bhai Sahib Singhji, Janwada.
This gurudwara is at a distance of 164 KM from Takht Sahib and is at a distance of 8 KM from Gurudwara Nanak Jhira, Bidar, Karnataka.
Bhai Sahib Singh was one of the Panj Pyare (the Five Beloved of revered memory in the Sikh tradition). As born the son of Bhai Narayana, a barber of Bidar in Karnataka, and his wife Ankama.
Bidar had been visited by Guru Nanak early in the sixteenth century and a Sikh shrine had been established there in his honour.
Sahib Chand, as Sahib Singh was called before he underwent the rites of the Khalsa, travelled to Anandpur at the young age of 16, and attached himself permanently to Guru Gobind Singh. He won a name for himself as a marksman and in one of the battles at Anandpur, he shot dead the Gujjar chief Jamatulla.
In another action, the Raja of Hindu, Bhup Chand, was seriously wounded by a shot from his musket following which the entire hill army fled the field.
Sahib Chand was one of the five Sikhs who, on the Baisakhi day of 30 March 1699, offered, upon Guru Gobind Singh’s call to lay down their heads.
They were greeted by the Guru as the five beloved of him. These five formed the nucleus of the Khalsa, the Guru’s own, inaugurated dramatically that day.
Sahib Chand, after undergoing the rites of the Khalsa, became Sahib Singh, receiving the surname of Singh common to all members of the Khalsa brotherhood. Bhai Sahib Singh fell in the battle of Chamkaur.
Here I met with a Sikh gentleman who has come here on his bicycle via Takht Sri Darbar Sahib, Patna Bihar. He reached here after 2 months from Amritsar. He is travelling to different gurudwaras on his bicycle. His name is Sukha Singh.
Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, Bidar, Karnataka
This is the 2nd main Gurudwara after Takht Sri hazur sahib in southern India where Sikhs visit in large numbers. It is situated in Bidar, Karnataka (Southern India) and is at a distance of 180 KM from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib. This Gurudwara is related with Guru Nanak Dev ji (1st Sikh Guru).
As and when this world is infested with sins, injustice and falsehood God has sent some pious souls to teach righteousness and follow the true path of life. Guru Nanak Dev was born during the fifteenth century. He went on four world tours to enlighten the people about the Almighty.
During his second tour to Deccan from Sultanpur (Punjab) he reached Bidar via Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra.
The people of Bidar who came for his darshan requested him to bless them with sweet water as the water in Bidar was salty. Sri Guru Nanak Devji remembered God and touched the hillock with his right foot and a spring of sweet water started flowing from this place and since April 1512, it is flowing continuously till date.
The people of Bidar come here to take water for drinking.
This gurdwara has the facility of huge sarais (places to stay), Sarovar (Holy Water pond) and Guru ka Langar.
How to plan your visit to historical gurudwaras around Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded?
As you have now become aware that there are a number of gurudwaras which you can visit. To visit these shrines, you can easily book a cab/taxi/bus from the gates of Gurudwara Langar Sahib.
They will charge a reasonable price from you for this. If you travel with other visitors in a bus or temp travel then the freight will be around 300 to 500 INR per person per day. Taxi rent will be on the higher side.
It requires minimum of 3 days to cover all these historical gurudwaras in depth. I booked a taxi for this journey and covered all these gurudwaras in 2 days.
On the first day, I travelled to Narsi Namdev and other local gurudwaras. It was possible as I started my journey at 6:00 am in the early morning and it took 14 hours to complete this journey.
On the very next day, I went to Nanak Jhira, Bidar and other gurudwaras on the way. The journey was wonderful and I enjoyed it a lot. At every gurudwara, there is Pathi Singh (Manager at Gurudwara) who will let you know about the historical significance of the related place verbally.
There is an arrangement of Langar (Free food) and stay arrangement at almost all gurudwaras.
My taxi driver was very cooperative and kind. He is well versed with all places and locals and explained about the unknown facts of related places.
I never get bored on this journey with him. I am sharing his contact details here and you may contact him if you are interested. His name is Raju and he is Sikh.
Mobile Number: 9096413130
How was my experience?
My journey to Takht Sri Hazur Sahib always remains a wonderful and amazing experience. I feel calm and meditative at this place.
My mind always tempts me to stay here for a longer period than planned. People from Punjab and other places spend a minimum of 7 days here in the abode of Guru Gobind Singh. I listened to the Gurbani every morning and evening at Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib.
The Langar (food) is tasty and delicious. At night, I always took Kadai Milk (Hot boiled Sweet Milk) whose taste is also very good. It is my wish that I visit this holy shrine of Guru Gobind Singh every year as it gives me an immense amount of peace and calmness.
I hope this article will help you to plan your journey to Takht Sri Hazur Sahib. The whole historical data and information is being taken from the official sources of gurdwaras. If you have any queries regarding the journey to Takht Hazur Sahib, then feel free to post a comment in the comment box. I will be glad to answer your query.
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