Nanded maharashtra

Nanded maharashtra - Destination Overview
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    Visit Nanded to see the Takht sachkhand hazur Saheb - The Holiest Shrine/Takht for Sikhs
  • Location: Maharashtra,India -431601
  • Altitude: 362 m
  • Longitude: 77.3210° E
  • Latitude: 19.1383° N
  • Nearest Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Hazur Sahib Nanded railway station
  • How to reach: Nanded is 650 km east of Mumbai by road. It is about 4-5 hours drive from Aurangabad and 11 hours from Pune. Several passenger bus services operate out of Nanded providing easy overnight connectivity with all most every major city in Maharashtra.
  • Season to Visit: Best time to visit in October to March when the climates get pleasent

About Hazur Sahib Nanded

Hazur Sahib In Nanded, also called as Takht Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib and also known as Abchal Nagar, is one of the five takhts ("thrones", seats of temporal authority) in Sikhism. It is located on the banks of the River Godavari at the city of Nanded in the state of Maharashtra, Western India. It is where the 10th guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji completed his last breath. The gurudwara within the complex is known Sach-Khand "Realm of Truth".

The structure is built at the place of death of Guru Gobind Singh. The inner room of the gurdwara is called the Angitha Sahib and is built over the place where Guru Gobind Singh was cremated in 1708. The construction of the gurdwara was done from 1832 to 1837 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839).

Importance of takht Hazur sahib & Other Takhts

Hazur sahib is one of five Takhats of Sikhs, which are places of primary importance to all Sikhs. The other four takhats in India are:

  • Akal Takhat at Amritsar
  • Takhat Keshgarh Sahib at Anandpur
  • Takhat Patna Sahib in Bihar District
  • Takhat Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo, Bhatinda, Punjab.


Hazur sahib - the Stabbing of Guru incident & About Angitha Sahib

Guru Gobind singh ji was stabbed by one Gul Khan, who was brought up by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Gul Khan was killed by Guruji's single reflex stroke. However the wound of Guru ji was very deep but miraculaously it was healed in the with proper care. But the wound reopened, When one of the Sikhs requested Guruji to tie the rope of a bow as his blessings. This time knowing it to be a call from 'Waheguru' Guru Ji didn't allowed to treat his wound.

One fine evening Guru Ji ordered Sikhs to prepare 'Angitha Sahib' for his light to rejoin Creator's light. Before that Sikhs built a room over the platform where Guru Gobind Singh would sit while holding his court and installed the Guru Granth Sahib on it. It was called Takhat Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh, while conferring Guruship on the holy Book, had himself named Nanded as "Abchalnagar" (literally "Steadfast city") after the first word of a hymn read at random on the occasion.