Takht Sri Patna Sahib
The facade of Takht Sri Patna Sahib
Map
Alternative namesTakhat Sri Harmandir Ji, Patna Sahib
General information
StatusOne of five takhats of the Sikhs
Architectural styleSikh architecture
AddressTakhat Sri Harmandir ji, Patna Sahib, Patna, Bihar 800008, India
Coordinates25°35′46″N 85°13′48″E / 25.59598255803165°N 85.2300015222042°E / 25.59598255803165; 85.2300015222042
Completed18th century
Renovated1839
19 November 1954
Renovation cost20,00,000
ManagementTakhat Sri Harmandir Ji, Patna Sahib Prabandhak Committee
Website
takhatpatnasahib.com

Takht Sri Patna Sahib also known as Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji, Patna Sahib, is one of the five takhts of the Sikhs, located in Patna, Bihar, India.

History

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, was born in Patna, Mughal Empire on 22 December 1666.[1][2] He also spent his early years here before moving to Anandpur Sahib. Besides being the birthplace of Gobind Singh, Patna was also honored by the visits of Guru Nanak and Guru Tegh Bahadur.

The construction of the takht was commissioned by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the 19th century[3] to mark the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh.[4] Due to the damage caused by an earthquake in 1934, the building was rebuilt between 1948 and 1957 for 20,00,000.[5]

The current acting jathedar of Takht Patna Sahib is Baldev Singh, who was appointed by Harpreet Singh, the acting jathedar of the Akal Takht on 2 December 2022.[6]

List of religious heads

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (December 2022)
Name Portrait Assigned by Term Reference(s)
Mahants
Sumer Singh Bhalla ? 1882–1903 [7]
Jathedars[note 1]
Giani Iqbal Singh ? 2000 - 4 March 2019 [9]
Giani Rajinder Singh 5 March 2019 - 10 September 2019
Giani Ranjit Singh Gauhar ? 10 September 2019 - 28 August 2022 [10][11]
Giani Baldev Singh ? 16 September 2022 – Incumbent

Presidents

This is a list of presidents of the Takhat Sri Harmandir Ji, Patna Sahib Prabandhak Committee:[12]

Presidents of Takht Patna Sahib
Term
No. Name Start End
1 Lakhbir Sing 1956 1959
2 Surjit Singh Majithia 1959 1962
3 Bakhshish Singh Dhillon 1962 1964
4 Gian Singh Purewal 1964 1967
5 Jagjit Singh Grewal 1967 1970
6 Sohan Singh Raees 1970 1973
(4) Gian Singh Purewal 1973 1976
7 Jaswant Singh Khochhar 1976 1980
(2) Surjit Singh Majithia 1980 1982
8 Nirlep Kaur 1982 1984
9 Joginder Singh Jogi 1984 1993
10 Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia 1994 2000
11 Mahender Singh Romana 2001 2012
12 R.S. Gandhi 2012 2015
13 Avtar Singh Makkar February 2015 October 2018
14 Avtar Singh Hit October 2018 6 September 2022[13]
15 Jagjot Singh Sohi
(Acting)
2022 Incumbent[14]

Gallery

See also

Notes

  1. ^ After the dissolution of the Mahant title after the Gurdwara Reform movement, Jathedars replaced their function.[8] The list now continues with jathedars of Takhat Sri Harmandir Ji, Patna Sahib.

References

  1. ^ Mehta, Mona (19 January 2012). "The tenth Guru was born here". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  2. ^ Bhatia, Banjot Kaur (4 January 2014). "Takhat Saheb set for prakashotsav". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Destinations :: Patna". bstdc.bih.nic.in. Archived from the original on 18 September 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Five jathedars visit Patna, kick off '17 preparations". The Times of India. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Singh, IP (10 December 2022). "Now, 'edict' From Takht Patna Sahib 'rejects' Decisions Of Akal Takht | Chandigarh News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 December 2022.
  7. ^ Sri Dasam Granth: Facts Beyond Doubt (1st ed.). Malaysia: Sri Guru Granth Sahib Academy. 2021. p. 359. ISBN 9781527282773. ... Baba Sumer Singh Patna Sahib, the descendant of Guru Amar Das Ji. He served as the Head Priest of Patna Sahib from 1882-1903 CE.
  8. ^ Singha, H.S. (2000). The Encyclopedia of Sikhism (Over 1000 Entries). Hemkunt Press. p. 137. ISBN 9788170103011.
  9. ^ "Court reinstates Takht Patna Sahib former Jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  10. ^ "Ranjit Singh is Takht Patna Sahib jathedar". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  11. ^ "Amid opposition, Giani Ranjit Singh reinstated as Takht Patna Sahib jathedar". Hindustan Times. 19 November 2022. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  12. ^ "list-of-president". www.takhatpatnasahib.com. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  13. ^ "Jathedar Avtar Singh Hit re-elected President of Takht Patna Sahib Committee". www.babushahi.com. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  14. ^ "Takht Patna Sahib mgmt board invalidates 'edict' of 'Panj Piaras'". The Tribune. 10 December 2022. Retrieved 11 December 2022.