Punjabi Gurudwara Takht Sri Patna Sahib Tourist Information


Complete tourist information guide on Gurudwara Takht Sri Patna Sahib, one of the five Takhts or Holy Seats of Authority of the Sikhs.

The Gurudwara Takht Sri Patna Sahib is the holy birth place of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Guru of Sikhism, and was constructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839). Guru Gobind Singh spent his childhood here before moving to Anandpur Sahib.

History of Gurudwara Takht Sri Patna Sahib


The Gurudwara Takht Sri Patna Sahib was the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh where he was born in 1666 CE, and he also spent his early days here. The place was also visited by Guru Nanak Dev Ji as well as Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. Patna Sahib gurudwara takhat patna sahib is one of the Panj Takht or the five Holy Seats of Authority of Sikhism, the others being Akal Takht in the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, Takht Sachkhand Shri Hazoor Sahib in Maharashtra, Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib, and Takht Sri Damdama Sahib.

Guru Nanak, on his way to Gaya, visited Patna. As a scholar of history he was well aware of the bygone glory of the ancient Pataliputra, and did his best to revive that glory. Here stood the haveli of Salis Rai Jouri, a devotee of Nanak, who being inspired by his Guru changed his palatial house to a dharamshala. Guru Tegh Bahadur also resided there when he visited Patna. So Patna was already known to the Sikhs and later they constructed an edifice over the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh. They called it Sangat. Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji constructed a monumental building there, but he did not survive to see it completed. In the 1934 Bihar earthquake, the contemporary Gurudwara was heavily damaged, and the repaired building was constructed twenty years later in 1954, which we see nowadays.


What to see in Patna Sahib Bihar


The main tourist interest in Patna Sahib are its relics. The historical Sikh relics and memorabilia of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj in the Gurudwara Takht Sri Patna Sahib include -

  • Sri Guru Granth Saheb signed by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
  • Chhabi Saheb or oil painting of Guru Gobind Singh.
  • Panghura Saheb or the cradle of Sri Guru Gobind Singh.
  • The Saif or Sword, four iron arrows, one iron Khanda, a Baghnakh-khanjer and other weapons of the Guru, and lot more.


  • How to reach Gurudwara Patna Sahib


    Patna is the capital city of Bihar. It has an airport and is also well connected by rail and road transport to all the places of India. So reaching Patna will not be a problem at all. From anywhere in the Patna city, you can hire a taxi (cab) to Patna Sahib. There are also frequent bus routes to Patna Sahib Bihar. For more details, see -

  • Trains from Amritsar to Patna Sahib
  • Trains from Jalandhar to Patna Sahib
  • Trains from Ludhiana to Patna Sahib

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