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10 Days of a Spiritual Voyage – Punjab Gurudwara Tour

Gurudwara is a sacred place of worship for the Sikh people. It is very difficult to tell the exact number of Gurudwaras in India and also next to impossible for a person to see all of them but a 10-day Punjab Gurudwara Tour does make it possible for a person to visit at least the famous Gurudwaras of Punjab. In this blog, we shall include the destinations that will be covered in these 10 days.

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Yatra Shri Panj Takht Sahib

It is to find the divine being, that one takes up a holy pilgrimage, and the Panj Takhts or literally meaning the “the five divine seats or thrones” are an integral part of Sikhism, that take religious, social & political decisions as required by the Sikh community. The five spiritual seats or takhts of the Khalsa are the five gurudwaras that denote special significance, the first & most important one being the Akal Takht near Sri Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) among the other four spread across the country. So here is the tour of the holy pilgrimage of the Panj Takhts.

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A Pious Trip to North Indian Sikh Shrines with Shikhar Travels

India is a melting pot of a host of cultures and religions, and Sikhism is one of the most notable of them all. North Indian regions of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, among others are dotted with loads of popular Sikh Shrines, popularly known as Gurudwaras. These are popular worldwide for their philanthropic and harmonical virtues, and absorbing “Shabad Kirtans” that will take you to the worlds of enormous tranquillity.

Shikhar Travels, in its Gurudwara Darshan tour package, takes you to all the renowned Gurudwaras of the North India. Gurudwaras covered in our package are:

1. Hemkund Sahib: Regarded as the World’s Highest Gurudwara, Hemkund Sahib is perched on the banks of the glacial lake Hemkund. This highly revered shrine marks the place where the 10th and the last Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, unified with God after prolonged meditation. This scenic shrine is encircled by seven snow-capped peaks and their associated glaciers. Streams from Sapt Rishi peaks and Haathi Parvat feeds the Hemkund lake and a small stream Himganga flows out of this.

2. Ponta Sahib: Situated at the banks of river Yamuna, Ponta Sahib is also related to the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who lived here. It is said that he achieved a great victory over 2 hill country-kingdom at Bhangani, a place 23 kms away from the Gurudwara.

3. Anandpur Sahib: Ranked as one of the important places in Sikh religion, Gurudwara Anandpur Sahib was founded by the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, back in the year 1664. It was the place where the Khalsa sect was born under the leadership of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Gurudwara Sri Sis Ganj, the place where severed head of Gurur Teg Bahadur was cremated, and Gurudwara Kesgarh Sahib, where five brave followers of Guru Gobind Singh Ji offered their heads – are the places that would interest you.

4. Amritsar: Home to the immensely popular Golden Temple, Amritsar is the most important city for the Sikh community. The city stands as an emblem for the economic prosperity and widespread felicity in Punjab. Also known as Harmandir Sahib, the temple is built at the center of a “holy sarovar”.

5. Nanakmatta: A place of extreme religious interests for Sikhs, Nanakmatta is situated on the Khatima-Tanakpur Road. It is believed that the founder of Sikhism and the first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, visited this place during his visit to Kailash Parvat in 1515 A.D.

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