Damdama means the breathing or resting place. Damdama Sahib is one of the Five Takhts of the Sikhs. (The other four Takhts are Akal Takht, Amritsar, Takht Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur, Takht Hazur Sahib, Nanded (Maharashtra) and Takht Harmandir Sahib Patna (Bihar). It is located at village Talwandi Sabo, 28 km southeast of Bathinda. It is also known as Talwandi Sabo and Guru Ki Kashi. Guru Gobind Singh stayed here after fighting battles against Mughal atrocities. Before his arrival at Talwandi, two of the Guru’s sons were bricked alive at Sarhind and two laid down their lives at Chamkaur Sahib. After writing Zafarnama, Guru Gobind Singh fought a successful battle at Muktsar and then moved towards Talwandi Damdama Sahib, Gurudwara Damdama Sahib, Takht Damdama Sahib, Gurudwara Talwandi Sabo Sabo Ki.
While at Talwandi, Sikhs started coming to the Guru from all over Punjab and other places. Here a Gurudwara was erected in Guru’s memory. This place is also known as Guru -Ki -Kanshi as it was made a center of the Sikh learning.
Damdame Wali Bir of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was prepared here by Guru Gobind Singh. It was transcribed by Bhai Mani Singh. The hymns of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib were added into the Bir. Guru Gobind Singh arrived here on 20-21 January, 1706 and camped outside the village. The magnificent Gurudwara Sri Damdama Sahib marks the place of his stav. Here local Chaudhari Bhai Dalla looked after Guruji with great devotion. He refused to arrest the Guru as directed by Wazir Khan, Nawab of Sirhind.
Mata Sundri and Mata Sahib Kaur escorted by Bhai Mani Singh came here from Delhi to meet Guruji. Guruji spent nine months of intense literary activities. Here Bhai Mani Singh prepared the holy volume under the guidance of Guruji. Talwandi thus became a seat of learning and assumed the status of Guru Ki Kashi. It was here that Chaudhari Tiloka and Rama, ancestors of the Pulkian (Patiala, Nabha and Jind) rulers received Amni from the blessed hands of the Guru. Sacred articles of the tenth Guru, namely Sri Sahib (Sword), a mirror, a match lock, a portrait of the tenth Guru, a pothi. (book) transcribed by Baba Deep Singh, Sword of Baba Deep Singh and a Persian sword are displayed in the Gurudwara Damdama Sahib. The other sacred place at Talwandi Sabo are, Jand Sahib, Tibbi Sahib, Likhansar and Gurusar.
Besides, there are two Gurudwaras in memory of the ninth Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur, known as Wada Darbar Sahib and Gurusar.
It has been declared as fifth Takht in April 1999 during tercentennial celebrations of the advent of Khalsa.Other Gurudwaras at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib are :
- Gurudwara Manji Sahib Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur
- Gurudwara Manji Sahib Padshahi Nauvin and Dasvin
- Gurudwara Likhansar Sahib
- Gurudwara Jandsar Sahib
- Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib
- Gurudwara Sri Nanaksar
- Gurudwara Sri Nanaksar
- Gurudwara Mata Sundari and Sahib Devan
It has been declared as fifth Takht in April 1999 during tercentennial celebrations of the advent of Khalsa.
Day 01: Delhi – Bhathinda – Damdama sahib (By Car 325 Kms 7-8 Hrs)
After Breakfast leave for Bhatinda ,On arrival in Bhatinda Transfer to Hotel & after Fresh leave for Darshan of Gurudawara Haji Rattan & Gurudawara Qila Mubarak Sahib , In evening Back to Hotel . Overnight Stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Damdama sahib – Delhi (By Car 325 Kms 7-8 Hrs)
After breakfast leaves for `GURU KI KASHI ` Talwandi saboo and visit Gurudwara Takht Sri Damdama Sahib Gurusar Sarovar sahib, Gurudwara Likhansar sahib, Gurudwara Manji Sahib, Burj baba Deep singh ,Gurudwara Niwas Asthan Padshahi Dasvin Gurudwara Mata Sundari and Sahib Devan. Late afternoon proceed for Delhi. In late evening reach Delhi & Transfer to Hotel / Next Destination.