Gurudwaras In India are some of the most beautiful, sacred and kind places. The Sikh community is known to fully immerse themselves in the gurudwara proceedings and believe it is their holy duty to serve the community. This translates into a compassionate atmosphere at gurudwaras in India making them very peaceful places to visit.
Here is the list of 23 Gurudwaras In India For A Sacred Exploration
Also called Sri Harmandir Sahib or Swarna Mandir, the shrine was designed by Guru Arjan Sahib and its foundation laid by Muslim saint Hazrat Mian Mir ji of Lahore on 1st December 1588. One of the most spiritual gurudwaras in India, Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, is the holiest shrines in Sikhism and is alive with religious fervour and sacredness. Serving as a symbol of brotherhood and equality, Golden Temple is visited by people from all over the world and in spite of the thousands of people visiting the temple, the only voice you will hear around you is silence interspersed with chants of the Sikh prayers.
Known for its association with Guru Har Krishan, the eighth Sikh guru, it is one of the most prominent religious gurudwaras in India. Sikhs are always open at heart hence the doors for the Gurudwara are open 24 hours. It has a 'Sarovar' inside it which is considered to be holy. The complex now has a main pray hall, higher secondary school, a hospital, Baba Baghel Singh Museum and a library. The white and golden constructed Gurudwara is high in spirits.
The village of Alamgir has situated around 10 km from the central city of Ludhiana. The highlight of this village is ShriManji Sahib Gurudwara, more commonly known as Alamgir Gurudwara. This place holds great significance in the historical background of Sikhism and is a scared gurudwara in India. The Gurudwara reflects yet another landmark in the life of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.
Gurudwara Nanakmatta Sahib is a historical holy shrine for Sikhs which is visited by devotees in large number every month. In fact, the town is named after the Gurudwara. Prior to that, this gurudwara in India was devoted to Guru Gorakhnath and houses his followers Yogis or Siddhas. The belief is that the Yogis didn't let the commoners to become learned and used their occult powers to stop them. It was Guru Nanak ji who enlightened the Yogis to the way of meditation and salvation.
Perched up on the Shivalik Hills, Nada Sahib is a Sikh Gurudwara frequented by thousands of North-Indians every day. It is situated on the banks of the Ghaggar river. It is said to be the halting place of Guru Gobind Singh while he was travelling after the Battle of Bhangani in 1688 from Paonta Sahib to Anandpur Sahib. It is a sure shot way to restore mental peace and soothe the tired soul if you do happen to be in Panchkula. Pay your respects, recite the 'hukumnama' of the day and don't miss the Langar. The worshipper count rises on the full-moon day (Pooranmashi) of every month at this gurudwara in India.
Almost every place in this area has an incredible story behind it, making it a very sacred place. It was under this dried Peepal Tree that Nanakji meditated turning it green with his holy powers.
This place has a very fascinating legend attached to it. Located near Nanakmatta Gurudwara, Doodh Wala Khuan means Well of Milk. The story goes as when Bhai Mardana expressed Nanakji about his wish for milk, Nanakji suggested him to ask from Yogis for their large number of cows they owned.
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