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List of TOP SIX Gurudwara or Sikh Shrines to visit when you are on your trip to amazing North India or the Himalayas.
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Gotripperz lists down some of the top Gurudwara you should never miss when you are on your trip to Himalayas or around North India. Don't forget to visit these Gurudwara when you are on the trip next time.

We will start with Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib, which is situated near Kullu-Manali and attracts tourists from all over the world and list also includes famous Gurudwaras like Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib

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Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib is located in the Parvati Valley between the rivers Beas and Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 1760 m and is located about 45 km from Kullu. This town attracts tourists visiting Manali, Kullu, Kasol to its hot springs and pilgrim centres. An experimental geothermal energy plant has also been set up here.
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Gurudwara Hemkunt Sahib

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ra Hemkunt Sahib known as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji, is a Sikh place of worship and pilgrimage site in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India. It is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666–1708), the tenth Sikh Guru, and finds mention in Dasam Granth, a work believed to be dictated by him. With its setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks, each adorned by a Nishan Sahib on its cliff, it is according to the Survey of India located in the Himalayas at an elevation of 4,632 meters (15,197 feet). It is approached from Gobindghat on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway. The main town near Gobindghat is Joshimath.
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Gurudwara Golden Temple

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The Gurudwara Harmandir Sahib, also Darbar Sahib and informally referred to as the "Golden Temple", is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. It was built by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ramdaas Sahib Ji, in the 16th Century. In 1604, Guru Arjun completed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, and installed it in the Gurudwara. There are four doors to get into the Harmandir Sahib, which symbolize the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religions. The present day Gurdwara was rebuilt in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the help of other Sikh Misls. In the early nineteenth century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh secured the Punjab region from outside attack and covered the upper floors of the Gurdwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and its English name.
The Harimandir Sahib is considered holy by Sikhs. The holiest text of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, is always present inside the Gurdwara. Its construction was mainly intended to build a place of worship for men and women from all walks of life and all religions to come and worship God equally. Over 100,000 people visit the holy shrine daily for worship.
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2413-10photo credit: Gurumustuk Singh via photopin ccGurudwara Nankana Sahib

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Nankana Sahib is a city and capital of Nankana Sahib District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is named after the first guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak spread the light of the universal message to this world so it is a city of high historic and religious value and is a popular pilgrimage site for Sikhs from all over the world. It is located about 80 kilometers south west of Lahore and about 75 kilometres east of Faisalabad.
Previously the township was known as Rai-Bhoi-Di-Talwandi and was renamed after the birth of Guru Nanak. The Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, originally constructed in around 1600 CE was renovated in the years 1819–20 CE by Gian-Punjab Maharaja Jassa Singh Ramgarhia The Sikh Conference of Panjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Peshawar, Kangra and Hazara.
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photo credit: Hemanshu Kumar via photopin ccGurudwara Pathar Sahib

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Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, is a beautiful Gurudwara sahib constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith.
During his lifetime Guru Nanak travelled to many distant places and one such place was Tibet. Guru Nanak is well respected by Tibetan Buddhists who consider him a saint; The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Buddhists in Tibet, has confirmed this in his discussions with some Sikh leaders saying that Tibetans revere Guru Nanak as a Buddhist saint under the name of Guru Gompka Maharaj.
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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship situated in the heart of New Delhi's famous Connaught Place in the Capital city of India. It is located on the eastern side of the intersection of Ashok Road and Baba Kharag Singh Marg. It is instantly recognisable by its stunning golden dome and tall flagpole called the Nishan Sahib. This sacred shrine has association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, and the the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar", is considered holy by Sikhs and is known as "Amrit". The building was built by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II. Originally this place was the Bungalow ("haveli" or "bangla") of Mirza Raja Jai Singh, hence the name "Bangla Sahib". It's original name was Jaisinghpura Palace. A Rajput, Mirza Raja Jai Singh, was one of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's most important military leaders and a trusted member of his Darbar (Court).
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Re: Gurudwara (Sikh Temples) to visit in your trip to North India
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 11:26:57 AM »
There are 5 main Gurudwaras or Takhts in India. All of them carry high importance in the Sikh religion. 3 of the Takhts are in Punjab, one in Maharashtra and one in Bihar:

1. Akal Takht Sahib - Amritsar, Punjab

2. Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib - Anandpur Sahib, Punjab

3. Takht Sri Damdama Sahib - Bathinda, Punjab

4. Takht Sri Hazur Sahib - Nanded, Maharasthtra

5. Takht Sri Patna Sahib - Patna, Bihar
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Re: Gurudwara (Sikh Temples) to visit in your trip to North India
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 11:52:59 AM »
Thanks jd for the information, I'll try to include the main Takhts into the list.

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Re: Gurudwara (Sikh Temples) to visit in your trip to North India
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 02:35:03 AM »
Yo! great Rahul


 


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