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A visit to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sikh Museum will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the glorious past of Sikhism and witness the grandeur of some priceless relics and artefacts from the past. The museum was built in 1983 to mark the 300th anniversary of the Guru’s martyrdom and is located very close to the Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib Ji.
The imposing and grand building exudes the charm of the enormous Gurudwara and is tastefully decorated in flowers on days that are important to Sikhism. The museum spreads across two levels- the ground level is more than 3700 square feet in the area while the first level is about 1387 square feet. Besides, visitors will be mesmerised by the nine domes that are built with fibreglass and reflect the light from inside to the outside, appearing as shining crown jewels of the building at night.
Inside, visitors will find a huge collection of rare paintings that portray the painful yet glorious battles that Sikhs had to fight against invaders. The expressions on the subjects of these painting are the testimony to the struggle and sacrifices that Sikhs made for the country. Of the many oil paintings that adorn the walls of the museum, the two made by Kirpal Singh are bound to capture your heart. In one of these paintings, the Guru is training his soldiers for war, and in the other, he is giving Amrit to the five disciples (known as Panj Pyaras).
Nai Abadi Road, Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab 140118
How to reach:
The museum can be reached by private cars and public transport. By road, this museum is about 80 km from Chandigarh and can be reached in about 2 hours from there. Visitors may also take one of the many state buses that ply between Chandigarh and Anandpur Sahib to reach the museum. There is a daily train that leaves Chandigarh in the morning and reaches Anandpur Sahib in less than two hours. Chandigarh is connected to major Indian cities by flights as well.
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