Sikhism is that unique religion which introduced the entire human race to the true definition of humanity.
The dedicated work done by the followers of this religion for the protection of religion and welfare of humanity has given a new direction to the whole society.
Followers of Sikhism believe in only one God, whom they refer to as Ek-Omkar. To them God is famine and formless.
Let us observe the historical places of Sikhism through this article and bow before Sri Guru Granth Sahib and get meritorious benefits.
1.Gurudwara Sri Harmandir Sahib (Punjab)
- The world Famous Gurdwaras Sri Harmandir Sahib by the name of Golden Temple is located in Amritsar.
- This holy place holds a special place in the main historical Gurudwaras of Sikhism.
- The golden aura of this Gurudwara fills the mind of every devotee who comes here with the feelings of divinity and grandeur.
- It is called the Golden Temple because the exterior of this Gurudwara is studded with gold. The carvings and exterior beauty of this gurudwara are made on sight.
- The Gurudwara has doors in all four directions. A large number of followers of every religion come here and bow their heads reverently.
- In Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, the Gurbani voices resonate all the time, making its surroundings supernatural.
2.Gurdwara Shri Hemkund Sahib (Uttarakhand)
- Situated in the lap of the Himalayas, Hemkund Sahib is surrounded by rocky mountains and snowy peaks, which is situated at an altitude of 4329 meters above sea level.
- Here the shade of snow remains scattered for 7-8 months in a year.
- The climb here is extremely difficult. Thousands of devotees come here every year to visit this holy place by trekking through Rishikesh-Badrinath to Gobindghat.
- This place has been mentioned in the Dasam Granth written by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs.
3.Hazur Sahib Gurdwara, Maharashtra:
- Hazur Sahib is also one of the Famous Gurdwaras established in Nanded district of Maharashtra state is known as Takht Sachkhand Sahib and Naded Sahib throughout the country.
- Just as Kashi and Kurukshetra have a special status for the followers of Hindu religion, similarly this place is also a major center of public faith for the Sikhs.
- To enter the Gurudwara of Takht Sachkhand Sahib spread over 8 acres, huge gates have been made from 6 sides, whose height is about 40 feet.
- All these gates have exquisitely carved beautiful architecture. Takht Sahib is situated at a height of 15 feet from the ground floor.
- The main gate of the Gurudwara is made of gold.
4.Gurdwara Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh:
- Paonta Sahib Gurdwara is located in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh.
- It is here that Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji wrote the Dasam Granth.
- Built in the memory of Guru Gobind ji, this place provides a feeling of blissful and supernatural surroundings to the followers of Sikhism from all over the world.
- With its proximity to the Yamuna River, the entire area offers a picturesque sight to the devotees and tourists visiting here.
- It is believed that on Guru Sahib Ji’s request, the river Yamuna slowed down its velocity and flowed at a calm pace so that Guru Ji could write the Dasam Granth in a peaceful environment.
- The museum of the Gurdwara is a major attraction here, which displays the pen used by Guru Sahib and the weapons of that time
5.Sheesh Ganj Gurdwara, Delhi:
- Gurdwara Shishganj Sahib, located in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, is the place of martyrdom of the ninth Guru of the Sikhs – Guru Shri Tegh Bahadur ji.
- This site was built by Baghel Singh in 1783.
- Devotees get the blessings of Guru ji by listening to Gurbani and consuming Guru’s langar at Sheesh Ganj Gurdwara, an ancient and historical place in Delhi.
- The greatness of Sikhism has the unwavering faith of the followers of Guru Sahib in this place, the way Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji made his supreme sacrifice to protect the religion, he is an inspiration to all mankind.
6.Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab:
- Fatehgarh Sahib, a symbol of faith, reverence and faith of the Sikhs, holds great importance from the historical and religious point of view.
- It is at this place that Sahibzada Fateh Singh and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, both the sons of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, attained martyrdom.
- Because of not accepting the conversion, Wazir Khan, the Faujdar of Sirhind, got both the Sahibzadas elected in a living wall.
- This holy shrine reminds us of the tales of bravery and might of Sahibzadas.
7.Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Punjab
- Located in Talwandi SaboTakht Sri Damdama Sahib GurdwaraIt is one of the 5 Takhts of Sikhism. It is at this place that Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji revised the Guru Granth Sahib and gave it its final form.
- Takht Shri Damdama Sahib has a collection of historical items, which are visited by the visiting sangat. These include the sword of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, the aiming gun of Guru Gobind Singh, Khanda Sahib of Baba Deep Singh ji etc.
8.Manikarn Sahib, Himachal Pradesh:
- Manikaran Sahib, situated amidst the beautiful valleys of Manali, is one of the main religious places of Sikhs.
- It will not be an exaggeration if we compare this Gurudwara with some miraculous pilgrimage center.
- People from all over the world come here for darshan. Built at an altitude of 1760 meters, this Gurudwara is located at a distance of about 45 km from Kullu.
- The most unique and amazing thing about this Gurudwara is that its water keeps boiling even in snowy winters.
- The interesting thing is that by preparing langar from the hot water of the spring, the sangat is shunned.
9.Gurdwara Sri Kesgarh Sahib, Punjab:
- One of the five Takhts of Sikhism, Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib is the most important site of Sri Anandpur Sahib.
- This Gurudwara is one of the holy places for the followers of Sikhism with their rich religious traditions and mythological history.
- Gurdwara Kesgarh Sahib situated on the banks of river Sutlej is full of wonderful views of Shivalik hills.
- The landscape around the Gurudwara is extremely serene.
10.Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi:
- The Famous Gurdwaras- Bangla Sahib, adorned with a spire with its gold-plated dome, is one of the main gurdwaras in Delhi.
- It is believed that the water here is curative and the Sikhs of the country and the followers of Guru Harkishan Maharaj ji carry water from here.
- Guru’s unbroken langar continues here 365 days a year.