Gurudwaras are for Sikh, Temple for Hindus and Church for Christian community are there in India because There are different different communities present in India. Each community has their own religious place to worship.There are thousands of Gurdwaras throughout India.Here we are going to discuss top 10 famous Gurudwaras in India, everyone must visit at least once in life.
1. Hemkund Sahib, Uttarakhand
Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib is in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This gurdwara is at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level. Due to snowfall, it is closed from October to April for the safety of passengers. This gurudwara is very beautiful as well as an example of a very good Vastu art.
2. Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar
The Gurudwara of Amritsar, Harminder Sahib is also known as Sri Darbar Sahib and Golden Temple. This gurudwara is very famous all over the world. It is also counted as the main attraction in India’s sightseeing. According to the beliefs, Maharaja Ranjit Singh covered its upper part with gold in order to save this gurudwara that’s why also the name of the Golden Temple was given to it.
3. Manikaran Sahib, Himachal Pradesh
Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib is built between the hills of Manali and therefore the view here is very beautiful. It is said that this is the first place where Guru Nanak Dev Ji meditated during his visit. This gurdwara is built on the bridge, on the other side of the same pool is Lord Shiva’s famous temple. This is why this place is considered even more special.
4. Hazur Sahib, Maharashtra
Hajur Sahib is one of the 5 frames of Sikhs. It is situated on the banks of Godavari river in Nanded town of Maharashtra. The Gurudwara located in it is called ‘Sach Khand’. The inner room of the gurus is called Angitha Sahib. It is believed that the last rites of Guru Gobind Singh were performed at this place in 1708. After the order of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, this guru was formed between 1832-1837.
5. Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Punjab
Gurudwara Shri Keshghar Sahib is in the city of Anandpur in Punjab. It is said that the town of Anandpur was founded by 9th Guru Teg Bahadur of the Sikhs. At the same time, this Gurudwara is one of the special 5 frames of Sikhism. For this reason, this guru is considered very special.
6. Bangla Sahib, Delhi
The place present in the form of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib located in central Delhi earlier belongs to Raja Jai Singh, which was later converted into a gurdwara in memory of Guru Harkishan. In the early days, it was called Jaysinhpura Palace, which was later known as Bangla Sahib.
7. Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, Punjab
Damdama means ‘breathing or resting place’. Gurudwara Sri Damdama Sahib is one of the five frames of Sikhs. It is located in Talwandi Sabo village of the south-east, 28 km away from Bathinda, Punjab. After fighting against Mughal atrocities, Guru Gobind Singh stayed here. Because of this, it is also known as ‘Guru ka Kashi’.
8. Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
Fatehgarh Sahib is present in Fatehgarh district of Punjab. This gurdwara was made in memory of the martyrdom of Sahibzada Fateh Singh and Sahibzada Zoravar Singh. The main feature of the gurudwara is a sample of Sikh architecture with white stone structures and golden dome.
9. Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Delhi
It is the oldest and historically gurdwara in Delhi. It is dedicated to Guru Teg Bahadur and his followers. At this place, Guru Teg Bahadur was sentenced to death, when he rejected the proposal to adopt Islam religion of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. This Gurudwara was built in the year 1930.
10. Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh
Paonta Sahib Gurudwara is dedicated to the tenth guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh. It is located in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. At this place, Guru Gobind Singh Ji spent four years of his life. There is a museum in the gurudwara, which shows the pen and weapons of its time used by the guru.