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Most Important Places in Sikhism

Panj Takht (Punjabi: ਪੰਜ ਤਖ਼ਤ, romanized: Pañj takhat, lit. 'five thrones') are five gurudwaras that have a very special significance for the Sikh community. Three are located in Punjab whilst the remaining two are located outside of it.

The five takhts are:

  • Akal Takht Sahib is located in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, Punjab. It is the supreme seat of authority for the Sikh community and is responsible for issuing religious edicts and rulings.
  • Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib is located in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. It is the birthplace of the Khalsa, the formal community of baptized Sikhs, and is a symbol of Sikh bravery and commitment.
  • Takht Sri Damdama Sahib is located in Talwandi Sabo, Punjab. It is the site where Guru Gobind Singh Ji wrote the Dasam Granth, the Sikh scripture.
  • Takht Sri Patna Sahib is located in Patna, Bihar, India. It is the place where Guru Gobind Singh Ji spent his childhood and youth.
  • Takht Sri Hazur Sahib is located in Nanded, Maharashtra, India. It is the place where Guru Gobind Singh Ji died.

The Panj Takht are important for Sikhs for a number of reasons. They are:

  • Spiritual centers: The Panj Takht are places where Sikhs can come to worship, meditate, and learn about their faith.
  • Historical sites: The Panj Takht are associated with important events in Sikh history, such as the establishment of the Khalsa and the death of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
  • Symbols of Sikh identity: The Panj Takht are symbols of Sikh unity and resilience.

The Panj Takht are visited by Sikhs from all over the world. They are important places of pilgrimage and worship for the Sikh community.