Expounding the sacred message of Sikhism, Anandpur Sahib stands on the north-western corner of Chandigarh. As the motherland of Khalsa, the place has a significant religious prominence. Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji was believed to have brought the holy place into being in 1664.
Once owned by the rulers of Bilaspur, the spot of Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib was sanctified by the evolution of Khalsa 300 years back. Spending 25 long years of his life in the place Guru Gobind Singh Ji made Anandpur Sahib a land of spiritual freedom and religious ecstasy. Previously called as Chak Nanki, the place is surrounded by five huge forts that were built in the time of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji.
The Takht Kesgarh Sahib is one of the major pilgrimage attractions of Anandpur Sahib. People from all over the world come to this place of worship to pay homage to their revered Guru. Located on a hill top, Takht Kesgarh Sahib comprises of an enclosed square space which is attached with an open balcony. A collection of holy weapons is showcased at one portion of this structure.
An abode of Sikh Gurus, Anandpur Sahib flaunts several other adjoining places of ancient significance like:
- Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal
- Gurudwara Thara Sahib
- Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
- Gurudwara Damdama Sahib
- Gurudwara Manji Sahib
- Fatehgarh fort
- Guru Ka Lahore
- Gurudwara Mata Jito Ji
Reaching to the place of Anandpur Sahib is quite easy. While the nearest railhead is at Nangal, the nearby airport is in Chandigarh which is more than 85 km away.
Enriching the pilgrimage contours of Punjab, Anandpur Sahib attracts large number of devotees round the year.
Last Updated on 24/06/2013