(Last Updated on : 21-11-2018)
Gurudwara is a Sikh
place of worship and also referred to as a Sikh Temple. In Punjabi
, it means the "doorway to the Guru". A Gurdwara always keeps its doors open for people of all religions
and faiths. The objective of this place of worship is to find inner peace and unite with the Holy Spirit. The practitioners of this religion believe that the Sikh Guru
helps in this process of unison and achieving peace.
The Sikh religion
is spread in all over the country. This religion was founded by Guru Nanak
, born in 1469. This religion was originally intended to bring together the best of the Hindu
religions. It implies certain principles of the Hindus as well as Muslims with important modification.
Famous Gurudwaras in India
Gurudwaras in India have attained a prominent position. The gurudwaras are pilgrims paradise as well as major tourist attractions of the country. Some of the famous Gurudwaras in Indian are mentioned below:
Sri Harmandir Sahib
Sri Harmandir Sahib, also popularly known as the Golden Temple
, in Amritsar
is regarded as one of the most eminent Gurudwaras in India. This is the one of the prominent shrines in the country. This place is the showcase of outstanding scenic beauty and golden coating. The Gurudwara is the showpiece of the prosperity and wealth of Punjab
. Visiting the place initiates an exclusive experience.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is considered as the place of residence Sikh Guru Har Krishan Sahib
whenever he visited Delhi
. He is believed to have cured diseases
like small pox, chicken pox
which were an epidemic those days, with sacred water. That water now forms a “sarovar” around the Gurdwara. The people take a dip in it to remove all bodily and mental dirt.
Gurudwara Data Bandi Chod Sahib
This is located in Gwalior
, Madhya Pradesh
. The 6th Sikh Guru Hargobind Singh
Ji stayed in Gwalior Fort
to pray for the health of Jahangir
. After that, he is thought to have freed 52 Rajput
rulers from the jails there. The Gurdwara is specifically popular for its beautiful “Palki Sahib” and a Sikh museum "Darshan Deorahi".
Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara
The Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara is one of the most revered of all Sikh Shrines. It is located on the bank of a glacial lake Hemkund or Lok Pal. The shrine is encircled by seven snow clad peaks and their associated glaciers. According to the Guru Granth Sahib
, it is believed that Guru Gobind Singh
, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs had meditated on the shores of a lake. Among the Gurudwaras in India, Hemkund Sahib is the highest Gurudwara of the World.
Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib
This Gurudwara is located in the mountains
. It is considered as the first place where Guru Nanak Dev Ji meditated
through his journey. At this place, he is believed to have performed few miracles.
Gurudwara Sri Keshgarh Sahib
Gurudwara Sri Keshgarh Sahib is also referred to as Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib. The city of Anandpur
was founded by 9th Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur
Ji. It is one of the 5 Takhts and a seat of authority. Hence, this temple of worship holds high esteem in the minds of Sikhs all over the world.
Gurudwara Mattan Sahib
Gurudwara Mattan Sahib in Jammu and Kashmir
is also popular as Gurdwara Guru Nanak Dev. It is built in the memory of Guru Nanak and is situated at a distance of 60 km from Srinagar
. It is said that Guru Nanak Dev held a discourse with Pandit Brahm Das.
Takht Sri Damdama Sahib
Takht Sri Damdama Sahib is locally known as Talwandi Sabo. It is significant to the faith because Guru Gobind Singh compiled the final edition of the Guru Granth Sahib, also known as the Damdama Sahib Bir in 1705.
Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Gurudwara
Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Gurudwara is situated in Assam
. It was constructed to commemorate the visit of the 1st Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. At this place, the 1st Sikh Guru is believed to have met Srimanta Sankardeva
who was the founder of Mahapuruxia Dharma.
Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib
Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib is considered to be the historical shrine among the Gurudwaras in India. It is situated in Bidar
, in Karnataka
and is located at a short distance off one edge of the plateau on which Bidar is located. Apart from being a religious place, this Gurudwara enable the visitors sweeping views of the plains.
Gurudwara Sri Paonta Sahib
Gurudwara Sri Paonta Sahib is amongst the most famed Gurudwaras in India. It is situated in Sirmour district
of Himachal Pradesh
and has its popularity attributed to being a place where Guru Gobind Singh wrote the pious Dasam Granth
Gurudwaras in India, as a teacher, religious guide welcome people of all religious faiths and practices.