Takhat Sachkand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib










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TAKHAT SACHKHAND SHRI HAZUR ABCHALNAGAR SAHIB


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Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib is the principal Sikh shrine which is situated at Nanded in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It marks the site where Guru Gobind Singh had his camp in 1708, after the departure of the emperor Bahadur Shah and where, in October 2008, the 300th anniversary celebration of the Guruship of Guru Granth Sahib took place.

Significance of the Gurudwara
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The tenth Guru had held his court and congregation here. This is his own site of tent where the guru was convalescing after he was attacked by assassins and the place at which Guru Gobind Singh ji's light rose to rejoin the light of the Creator. This particular Gurudwara is now one among the five Takhats which are places of primary importance to the Sikhs.

The other four takhats are: Akal Takhat at Amritsar, Takhat Keshgarh Sahib at Anandpur, Takhat Patna Sahib in Bihar District and Takhat Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo, Bhatinda, Punjab.


Outer View - Sri Hazoor Sahib - Nanded
In the year 1708 being prescient at the end of his earthly role, the Guru had dispatched Banda Singh with five of his clan Sikhs to Punjab and Mata Sahib Devan was under a separate escort to Delhi before the stabbing incident.

He told the rest of his army to retire to their homes if they so wished, but he bade one Bhai Santokh Singh to stay on here and keep Guru ka Langar going at the Gurudwara. Many others also chose to remain. Together they built a room over the platform where they used to sit while holding his court and installed Guru Granth Sahib on it.

They called it Takhat Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh, while conferring Guruship on the holy Book, had himself named Nanded as Abchalnagar (means steadfast city) after the first word of a hymn read at random on the occasion. Sachkhand (means region of Truth) had been used by Guru Nanak Dev to mean the abode of God.

Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib
Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib is the principal shrine which is about half a Kilometer from the left bank of the river Godavari, Nanded, Maharashtra. It is the place from where the tenth Guru rose to heaven along with his horse Dilbag.The present building of the Takhat Sahib here at Nanded was constructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh with money, artisans and labour sent from Punjab during early 1830's.

The complex of the Takhat Sahib is spread over several hectares. Besides the Takhat Sahib proper it also includes two other shrines, Bunga Mai Bhago ji comprising a large room where Guru Granth Sahib is seated and some historical weapons like steel quoits, a broad sword, a steel bow and an arrow, a gilded dagger-sized sword, a few swords and a mace are at display.Angitha Bhai Daya Singh and Dharam Singh were the two survivors of the battle of Chamkaur, who were among the Panj Piare.

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The complex of the Takhat Sahib is spread over several hectares. An imposing golden dome with intricate carvings and beautiful artwork crowns the top of the Gurudwara. The two-storey building resembles the Golden temple of Amritsar in its architectural design.

The interiors here at the Gurudwara are artistically styled like the Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar. Golden plates cover the walls of the inner room called Angitha Sahib. The devotees can hear melodious recitation from Sri Guru Granth Sahib through day and night.

Nanded - Maharashtra Nearby tourist places to Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib

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A golden dagger, a matchlock gun, an archer with 35 arrows, two bows, a steel shield studded with precious stones and five golden swords are some of the sacred relics of Guru Gobind Singh that are preserved here. This auspicious shrine is visited by thousands of devotees throughout the year from all around the world.

Accomodation Of the Temple
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Nanded. Free lodging is provided at the Dharamshala, which is just beside the Gurudwara.

How to reach the Temple
  • Through Airways: The Nearest and convenient airport is Aurangabad to the Gurudwara.

  • Through Railways: There is a railway station at Nanded.

  • Through Roadways: It is well connected by road with the important places within and beyond the state.