'Gurdwara' means the home of the saint 'Guru Nanak'.
It is the most revered place of worship for the Sikhs
in India, and holds the sacred scripture the 'Guru Granth
Sahib'. The most famous gurudwara in India is the Golden
temple at Amritsar in Punab. It is also known as Sri
Harmandir Sahib or Sri Darbar Sahib. It was the efforts
of Guru Arjan Sahib, the fifth Nanak which saw the construction
of the Golden Temple in the year 1577 AD. It was constructed
in the middle of a sarovar or tank and has a revering
atmosphere for the devotees. Not only Sikhs, but visitors
belonging to all religions visit this stunning gurudwara
and get enthralled by its pure spirituality.
Another famous gurudwara in India is the Harmandi Takth
Gurudwara at Patna, in Bihar.Actually the Sikhs regard
the city of Patna with utmost revere, since they believe
that the tenth guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh was born
there in the year 1666 and also thatthe most revered
Guru Nanak and Guru Tegh Bahadur have visited this city.
It is believed that the holy shrine of Harmandir Sahab
has some relics of the Guru Govind Sahab that include
a 'pangura' (a cradle), four iron arrows, the holy weapon,
the 'Hukamnamas', of Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Tegh
Bahadur in the form of scripture, and also a pair of
Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran is also another famous gurudwara
located in the capital city of Patiala of Punjab. It
is built in honor of the ninth Guru Sri Tegh Bahadurji,
and has a blessed tank, where a dip is considered sanctified
by the devotees visiting the gurudwara.