The ultimate guide of Sikh Pilgrimage Tourism in India- 2021

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The ultimate guide of Sikh Pilgrimage Tourism in India- 2021
Posted Date: 09/06/2021 16:34:53 Posted By: Sikh Tours

Culture and religion are something that keeps us connected with our roots. They give us hope that there is someone who is watching us all the time and showering blessings on everyone. Whether we are going through tough times or good times, we always say thank you to the divine god in different ways. And if we talk about the Sikh community, then "Waheguru'' is their deity.

Sikhism is filled up with the sage of bravery. The first guru of Sikh Guru Nanak spread a simple message of "Ek Onkar": we are all one, created by the One Creator of all Creation. All the 10 Sikh Gurus spread their goodness and teachings to keep the land of "Bharatvarsha" free from intruders. In India, the Sikh gurus wandered everywhere to let people know the meaning of humanity, and all the places are known as Sikh Pilgrims these days. In this post, we will explore some popular Sikh Pilgrimage Tourism in India

The Golden Temple - Amritsar

Golden temple is situated in Amritsar, which is the most sacred pilgrimage of Sikh Tourism. This place is also known as "Sri Harmandir Sahib," one of the Five Akal Takht of Sikhism. The Golden Temple is situated in the center of the city, and it is believed that due to the Golden temple, the water of Amritsar has the taste and qualities of "Amrit (Elixir). Along with that, you can also explore the city's local eating points and attraction points.

Activities at Golden Temple

  • Visit the shrine to pay devotion to "Guru Granth Sahib Ji."

  • Take a holy bath in Sarovar.

  • Have "Guru Ka Langar"

  • Spend some time in "Simran" to get the blessings of "Waheguru Ji."

Shri Anandpur Sahib

Shri Anandpur Sahib is situated in the north of Chandigarh, with lots of Gurudwaras in the city. The prominent Gurudwara here is Takht Sri Darbar Sahib Kesgarh Sahib, which is one of the Takhts of Sikhism. At this place, the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, first baptized the 5 persons, called PANJ PYARAS, and then he got baptized from them. Hola Mohalla and Vaisakhi are two festivals celebrated at this place on a large scale. Pilgrims from all over the world participate in these festivals.

Activities at Shri Anandpur Sahib

  • Visit all the Gurudwaras to pay devotion

  • Have "Guru Ka Langar"

  • Visit Virasat-E-Khalsa (Sikh Museum) to explore Sikh history and teachings

  • Buy some Soviniours to keep this place in your memories

Takht Shri Patna Sahib

Patna Sahib is situated in Patna, Bihar, which is one of the Five Takhts of Sikhism. This is the birthplace of the 10th Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Devotees visit here on "Guru Gobind Singh Ji Parkash Mahotsav '' to celebrate his birthday. Maharaja Ranjit Singh built this sacred place in 1839 as another important religious center for Sikh Tourism. Patna Sahib gurudwara is known as “Takht Shri Patna Sahib Ji ''. 

Activities at Takht Shri Patna Sahib

  • Visit Gurudwaras to pay devotion

  • Explore the city's other attraction points 

  • Have "Guru Ka Langar"

  • Stay in nearby accommodations to enjoy the local culture.

Gurudwara Shri Bangla Sahib

This is one of India's most popular Sikh pilgrimage attractions, which is situated in the capital "Delhi." This place is connected to the eighth Sikh guru, Guru Shri Harkrishan Ji, known for the holy "Sarovar." If you are thinking about staying in Delhi, then you can consider Gurudwara accommodation. Here, "Guru Ka Langa'' is available 24/7. So, you don't need to worry about having food in Delhi. Gurudwara Shri Bangla Sahib Prabandhak Committee serves millions of people in one day without discriminating cast, creed, and race.

Activities at Gurudwara Shri, Bangla Sahib

  • Visit Gurudwara to pay your devotion.

  • Take a holy bath in "Sarovar."

  • Have "Guru Ka Langar"

  • Explore the city's other attraction points

Gurudwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib

Gurudwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib is located in the Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. The Sacred Hemkund Sahib, is a religious place where devotees get their sins vanished with its serene environment. Most people believe that this place has existed here since the times of Ramayana. Along with the Sikh religion connection, this place is also related to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. It is believed that the spiritual life of a Human being is incomplete without visiting this place.

Activities at Gurudwara Shri Hemkunt Sahib

  • Trek to Hemkunt Sahib is difficult as well as fun.

  • Take a holy bath in Sarovar

  • Visit Gurudwara to pay your devotion

  • Trek to Valley of flowers

Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib is a town in Himachal Pradesh that is located in the south of the Sirmaur district. This is one of the most visited places for pilgrimage tourism in India. The 10th guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, has found this town on the bank of River Yamuna. In Hindi, people call it "Paontika," where Pao means "feet" and tika means "become stable." History shows that Guru Gobind Singh and his horse stopped at this location and; after that, he decided to live here for four years. During Guru Gobind Singh's stay, he wrote various religious books and then moved to Anandpur Sahib and established Khalsa Panth.  

Activities at Paonta Sahib

  • Visit Gurudwara to pay devotion

  • Explore the riverbank

  • Visit other attraction points of the city.

Shri Hazur Sahib

Gurudwara Sri Hazur Sahib is located at Nanded, Maharashtra. The meaning of Hajur Sahib is the presence of Sahib/Master at this place. This place is sacred because the 10th Sikh guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, was cremated. Hazur Sahib is located at the bank of the Godavari River. The inner room of the Gurudwara is known as "Angitha Sahib," where Guru Gobind Singh Ji was cremated. This is one of the Five Takhts of Sikhism.

Activities at Gurudwara Shri Hazur Sahib

  • Take a Holy bath in Sarovar

  • Visit gurudwara to pay devotion

  • Have Guru Ka Langar

  • Visit other attraction points of the city

Conclusion

Sikhism is an impeccable part of the county, and Sikh pilgrimage tourism in India is one of the most sacred places to visit. If you are a Sikh devotee, then you must be aware of these places, but if you are not, then you must visit there to know the glory of Sikh history. There are various pilgrimage gurudwaras of Sikhs in India that you may explore. Before planning your tourism with the best tour & travel company in India, always consider weather conditions and other parameters.

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