TAKHT SRI PATNA SAHIB
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who is the 10th Guru, was born here in Takht Patna Sahib on the date of 22nd December, in the year of 1666. The Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib is the sacred memorial which is quite a splendid sight. In one of the ancient part of the city of Patna, the memorial is located. The place was once called the Kucha Farrukh Khan. At present, it is known as Harmandir Gali.
The 1st Guru named Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the 9th Guru named Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji visited this holy location. The Sikh society was endowed with the order of courage and fearlessness. In order to rationalize the methods and manners of men, the 9th Guru expressed this sentence “This is why I was born and set Patna Sahib as my place of work”. By this line, the meaning that is derived is that, this was the birth place of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. After he offered his goodbye to a prosperous childhood life at Sri Patna Sahib, he went to the sacred area of Sri Anandpur Sahib.
The Gurudwara Patna Sahib is considered to be the seat for spreading the Sikh religion in the east. The Takht Sri Patna Sahib is the second in rank as the established and accepted Takht of the Sikhs.
The job of embarking on constructing this magnificent Sikh Temple was taken up by the Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He was also known as the “Sher-e-Punjab”. Due to the occurrence of an earthquake, this structure was turned into a mound of remnants.
In Patna Sahib, several of the remains of the 10th Guru, such as the pangura, a cradle with the four numbers of stands wrapped in golden plates, were also conserved. In this very cradle, Guruji used to sleep during the time of his childhood. Also safeguarded are the four numbers of iron arrows, the Master’s holy sword and also a couple of the sandal that the Guruji used to wear. In the sacred Gurudwara, inside a book, the Hukamnamas of Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Tegh Bahadur are kept.