SIKH PILGRIMAGE IN INDIA

Famous Sikh Pilgrimage Sites: Amritsar, Delhi
Famous Sikh Pilgrimages: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Hemkund Sahib
Most Sanctify of All: Golden Temple
Special Features: Carved out of White Marble Stone

Golden Temple, AmritsarSikhism, the youngest of the world religions, is barely five hundred years old. Its founder, Guru Nanak, was born in 1469. Guru Nanak spread a simple message of "Ek Ong Kar": we are all one, created by the one creator of all creation. Though young it is considered to be the religion with a modern outlook and progressive of all the religions.

Sikh religion is characterized by simple living, devoid of rituals, superstitions and a strong sense of unity among its believers. Though spread across whole of India, Sikhism has a strong presence in Punjab. Sikhism had a tradition of Gurus who guided the community but this tradition ended with Guru Govind Singh -the tenth and last Guru of the community. There are many important Gurudwaras spread all across the country. One can see magnificent Gurudwara even in places like Bangalore, Chennai, or Kolkatta, but among them Anandpur Shahib, Golden Temple, and Gurudwara Bangla Shabib are the most visited places.

Anandpur Sahib
Anandpur SahibIt is here, that the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev preached the religion till his death in 1539. The Gurudwara of Anandpur Shabib is one of the holiest Sikh Shrines, which is flanked by a 17 th century fortress.     ...more

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Built in the memory of the 8th Sikh Guru Sri Harkishen Sahib, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is one of the important historical Gurdwara in Delhi. Gurdwara has got a trough that stores the holy water known as 'Amrit' or nectar, which when consumed is believed to cure the diseases of the sick.     ...more

Golden Temple
The Golden Temple is located in the holy city of the Sikhs, Amritsar, once the dense forest home of Guru Nanak. Famous for its full golden dome, Golden temple is one of the most sacred pilgrim spots for Sikhs. The Temple is built on a 67 ft square of marble and is a two storied structure. The Golden Temple is surrounded by a number of other famous temples like the Durgiana Temple.     ...more

Hemkund Sahib
It is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, as well as for people from other faiths. There is a Sikh Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple built on the bank of the lake.     ...more

Paonta Sahib
Paonta Sahib is the main centre of Sikh pilgrimage in Himachal Pradesh. The Gurdwara is picturesquely located on the banks of the River Yamuna, which is in Sirmour district. It is venerated due to its association with Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Guru of Sikh.     ...more



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