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Top 10 Gurudwaras of the World

Top 10 Gurudwaras of the World

Top 10 Gurudwaras of the World

The Gurudwara means "entrance to the master." A Gurdwara is a place of worship for Sikhs. The divine book of Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, is kept in all Gurdwaras and is the present master of the Sikh faith. Sikhism and Gurdwaras originated in the holy city of Amritsar, (Punjab) India and now there are many Gurdwaras all over the world where people of all faiths come to worship and love.

1. Sri Harmandir Sahib

Sri Harmandir Sahib is also known as Sri Darbar Sahib and The Golden Temple, because of its actual gold construction. The Gurdwara was built under the direction of Baba Budha Ji in 1645, with the foundation set by a Muslim saint, Hazrat Mian Mir Ji. It was the concept of the fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji, who desired to build a central site for all Sikhs. It is situated in Amritsar Punjab.

2. Gurdwara Sri Keshgarh Sahib

This Gurdwara, also known as Gurdwara Anandpur Sahib, is the principal shrine of the holy city of Anandpur (City of Bliss) Sahib,Punjab state of India. Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the ninth Sikh Guru, created this city, which is home to several Gurdwaras.

3. Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is situated in Delhi,capital city of India. It was constructed to honour Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji. The water in this pond is considered sacred and has therapeutic properties, and believers refer to it as Amrit.

4. Gurdwara Ber Sahib

The principal shrine at Sultanpur, Punjab, India is situated on the bank of the river Kali Bein, half a kilometre to the west of the old town. This is where Guru Nanak Dev Ji began his journey as a Sikh Prophet. When the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, visited here, he bathed in the Kali Bein River. He planted a Ber(Fruit in India) plant here, which is the site's major feature.

5. Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha is not just a well-known Sikh shrine in Southall, but it is also the largest shrine in all of Europe. It is located on Havelock Road and Park Avenue and was known to be used by Sikh migrants who fled India in the 1950s and 1960s and moved in England in 2003.

6. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Gurdwara

The Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Gurdwara in Assam,India is a historic Gurdwara built to commemorate Guru Nanak Dev Ji's visit to Assam in the year 1505. During his journey to this place, Guru Nanak Dev Ji met Shrimanta Shankardeva, the founder of Mahapuruxiya Dharma in Assam. This adds to the significance of this location.

7. Gurdwara Bandi Chor Sahib

The name Bandi Chor is given to this Gurdwara in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh state of India, since it commemorates the release of 52 Rajput lords who were imprisoned in the Gwalior fort.

8. Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib

Because it is located in the Manali highlands in Himachal, India, the Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib is noted for its magnificent panoramic splendour. Guru Nanak Dev Ji is said to have meditated here for the first time on his travels, and he is also said to have performed a few miracles here.

9. Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji

The Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji Gurdwara is located in Uttarakhand, India, and is surrounded by snowy mountains. Hemkund translates to "snow bowl." The Gurdwara is situated at a height of 15,200 feet.

10. Gurdwara Bhatta Sahib

The tenth Guru, Sri Gobind Singh, paid a visit to this Gurdwara. The gurudwara is located on the main route connecting Chandigarh with the valleys of Kulu and Kangra in India.

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