Most Famous Gurdwaras in the World

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Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib

The Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib is known for its lovely scenic beauty as it is situated in the mountains of Manali. Historically the Gurdwara has enough significance as the first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji is known to have first visited this place in 1574 along with his disciples Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala. This place is considered the first place where Guru Nanak Dev Ji meditated on his journey and he is also known to perform a few miracles over here.


Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha is not just a famous Sikh temple of Southall in England but it is also the biggest temple in whole of Europe. It is situated on Havelock Road and Park Avenue and is known to be built in 2003 by Sikh immigrants who left India in the fifties and sixties and got settled in England. One of the main objectives behind building this Gurdwara was to prevent the decline of Sikhism among the Sikhs in England. Made from granite, marble, and stained glass windows along with a gilded dome, this Gurdwara can accommodate around 3000 worshippers. A two-floor gallery, a dining room, and a library are a few of its attractions.


Gurdwara Bhatta Sahib

While traveling over Chandigarh highway to Kulu and Kangra valley, in village Kotla Nihang, Ropar is where one can see this Gurdwara located. History tells that when the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji was returning from Anandpur after winning the battle of Bhangani in 1745, he visited this place and asked the laborers working over there for a place to rest. Since there was no other place, the laborers pointed towards a burning kiln. When Guru Ji took his horse over to that place, the red-hot brick kiln cooled down like it welcomed the Guru. To commemorate this visit, Gurdwara Bhatta Sahib was constructed.


Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Gurdwara

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Gurdwara situated in Assam is a historic Gurdwara constructed to mark the visit of Guru Nanak Dev Ji to Assam in the year 1505. While Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this city, he met Shrimanta Shankardeva, the founder of Mahapuruxiya Dharma in Assam. This also deepens this place’s importance. To mark the martyrdom of Guru Ji, every year in December, many Sikh devotees assemble over here and they call the festival Shahidee Guru Parv.


Gurdwara Data Bandi Chod Sahib

This Gurdwara located in Gwalior, MP, is given the name Bandi Chod because it signifies the release of 52 Rajput rulers who were imprisoned in the Gwalior fort. The sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind Singh Ji stayed in the Gwalior fort to pray for Jahangir’s health where he met these rulers and decided to help them to get freed. Consisting of 6 levels and made up entirely of marble and having doors made up of gold, this Gurdwara was constructed in 1968 and Sant Baba Uttam Singh Ji was given the charge of its construction. The Gurdwara is specifically popular for its beautiful “Palki Sahib” and a Sikh museum “Darshan Deorahi”.

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