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Gurudwara Patna Sahib or the Har Mandir is the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singhji in Patna, Bihar. It is one of the important Gurudwaras in India and one of the most visited tourist attractions in India as well. Surrounded by the Sal forest and on the banks of the river Yamuna, the historic town of Paonta Sahib was founded by the tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh Ji.

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When he was only sixteen years old, the guru left Anandpur Sahib and on the invitation of Raja Maidini Prakash of Sirmour, lived at this beautiful place for over four years. The historic gurudwara commemorates his stay and interestingly the waters of the Yamuna fall silently below this,which happened at the Guru's behest. The word 'Paonta' means 'Space for a foot hold'.

Significance of the Gurudwara
Patna Sahib Gurudwara
The Sikhs consider this city of Patna as particularly holy, as the tenth guru of the Sikhs was born here. It was here that Guru Gobind Singh was born in the year 1666 and spent his early years before moving to Anandpur. Also being the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, Patna was also honoured by visits from Guru Nanak as well as Guru Tegh Bahadur. The Harmandir Takht, the gurudwara which commemorates Guru Gobind Singh, is a sacred place of pilgrimage for the Sikhs. To the Sikhs this holy place is reverentially known as Patna Sahib. Regarded as one of the holiest of the five takhts, it is situated in one of the old quarters of Patna City. The place once known as Kucha Farrukh Khan is now known as Harmandir Gali.Two of the five Takhts are located outside the Punjab and are Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib, Patna in Bihar, and Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib at Nanded in Maharashtra. Three Takhts are in Punjab. These are Akal Takht Amritsar, Keshgarh Sahib Anandpur and Sri Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo Bhatinda district.


Salis Rai Johri, a great devotee of Guru Nanak was so much influenced by his teachings that he converted his opulent haveli into a dharamshala where Guru Tegh Bahadur also stayed. This is the place where the holy shrine of Harmandir Sahab is now located.
Patna Sahib Gurudwara - Wooden Sandles
The work of reconstructing the Harmandir was done in the year 1839 following destruction by fire and was started by Maharaja Ranjit Singh who did not survive to see the new structure. In 1934, when an earthquake rocked the entire state of Bihar some portion of Harmandir fell down. Construction of the present building was been taken over up on November 19, 1954 and was completed in about three years.Quite a few relics of the Guru Govind Sahab are also preserved in this shrine that include a 'pangura' (cradle) with four stands covered with golden plates, four iron arrows, sacred sword of the Master and a pair of his sandals. 'Hukamnamas', the written orders of Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Tegh Bahadur contained in a book are also kept in this holy Gurudwara.

The holy place of the Sikhs has grown up at Jhauganj (Chowk) of Old Patna around the birthplace, of the 10th or the last Guru of the Sikhs Guru Govind Singh. Among the holiest five Takhats, Sri Harmandirji is the second.

Entrance - Patna Sahib Gurudwara
Its architecture is also beautiful. But when the ancient Harmandir was burnt down by fire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh had built the present one in white marble in 1839. Even that was destroyed by the earthquake of 1934. The new Harmandir was re-built in 1954. A museum with Sikh dynasty in painting, footwear of Guru, swing and many other articles can be seen at the ground floor. Birthday of the Guru is celebrated with pomp. Entry with head covered and bare feet is compulsory. Arrangement is available at the gate. Shops on the lane sell bamboo and leather articles.

Sri Patna Sahib is the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Ji who was born on 22nd December in the year 1666. Guru Gobind Singh Ji spent his early years here before moving to Anandpur. Patna was also honoured by visits from Guru Nanak as well as Guru Tegh Bahadur.

The Harmandir Takht, the gurudwara that commemorates Guru Gobind Singh, is a sacred place of pilgrimage for the Sikhs and is considered as the second holiest Takht. To the Sikhs this holy place is reverentially known as Patna Sahib which is very much auspicious. Regarded as one of the holiest of the five takhts, it is situated in one of the old quarters of Patna City. The place once known as Kucha Farrukh Khan is now known as Harmandir Gali.

Quite a few relics of the Guru Gobind Singh Ji are also preserved in this shrine that include a 'pangura' (cradle) with four stands covered with golden plates, four iron arrows, sacred sword of the Master and a pair of his sandals. 'Hukamnamas', the written orders of Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Tegh Bahadur contained in a book are also kept in this holy Gurudwara.
The holy place of the Sikhs has grown up at Jhauganj (Chowk) of Old Patna around the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh.A museum with Sikh dynasty in painting, footwear of Guru, swing and many other articles can be seen at the ground floor.
Nearby tourist places to Gurudwara Manji Sahib

Patna

Bhagalpur

Jamshedpur

Patna Sahib Gurudwara - Outer View - Patna

How to reach the Temple
  • By Airways: Patna being the capital city of Bihar has excellent air connection to many important Indian cities like, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata. Several Airlines serve this airport with regular flights.

    By Road: An extensive road network links Patna to major cities and tourist destinations within Bihar and neighboring states. Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Ranchi, Siliguri are conveniently located by road to Patna.

    By Rail: Patna is a key railway station in the Eastern Railway division in India. Many important trains links the city to other significant railway stations all over India, like Kolkata, Delhi, Varanasi, Siliguri.