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.
Inside Takht Sri Patna Sahib, where Guru Gobind Singh ji was born in 1666.

Takht Sri Patna Sahib also known as Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji, 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]

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "Five jathedars visit Patna, kick off '17 preparations". The Times of India. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Destinations :: Patna". bstdc.bih.nic.in. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  3. ^ Kumar, Madan (24 December 2016). "Nitish Kumar: Nitish Kumar launches 125 hi-tech luxury buses for Sikh pilgrims visiting Patna". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ Mehta, Mona (19 January 2012). "The tenth Guru was born here". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  5. ^ Bhatia, Banjot Kaur (4 January 2014). "Takhat Saheb set for prakashotsav". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 January 2020.