Friday Jun 14, 2024

Takht Sri Damdama Sahib- Punjab

Address

Takht Sri Damdama Sahib- Near, Sangat – Talwandi Road, Talwandi Sabo, Punjab 151302

Diety

Guru Gobind Singh

Introduction

The Takht Sri Darbar Sahib Damdama Sahib, Fourth Takhts or Seat of Temporal Authority of Sikhism, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib is in Bathinda in Punjab, India and is the place where Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, prepared the full version of the Sikh scriptures called Sri Guru Granth Sahib in 1705. The other four Takhts are the Akal Takht, Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Takht Sri Patna Sahib and Takht Sri Hazur Sahib. The Takht is in the Talwandi Sabo, 28 km southeast of Bathinda.

Puranic Significance

Literally, Damdama means resting place. Guru Gobind Singh stayed here after the Sikhs fought several defensive battles. It is the venue of colourful Baisakhi fair. After his fierest battle with the Mughals at Anandpur Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib and Muktsar, Guru Gobind Singh retired to the jungle of Malwa. He relaxed and took rest (Dam) at Talwandi Sabo and hence its name Damdama Sahib. The Guru stayed here nine months and nine days. He made the place a Centre for spreading his mission and hence its name Guru-ki- Kanshi. He re-dictated Adi-Granth here and called the place as Khalse Da Takhat. A seal was also prepared bearing the “Akal Sahai Guru Gobind Singh ji ki Jagha-Takhat Damdama Sahib ji This place had been visited earlier by Guru Teg Bahadur, the father of Guru Gobind Singh. Damdama Sahib is also the headquarters of Nihangs. There are ten Gurudwaras and three tanks. The three tanks are; Nanksar Sarover, Akalsar Saroveer and Gurusar Sarover. The first named tank is associated with Guru Nanak Dev ji who is said to have visited this village in 1510 A.,D. during his second Pad Yatra to Rajputana. The Akalsar Sarover is associated with Guru Gobind Singhji and a sip of water from it is believed to be a safeguard against any disease and scourage. The Gurusar Sarover is said to have been dug up under the orders of Guru Teg Bahadurji.

Century/Period/Age

1705

Nearest Bus Station

Bathinda

Nearest Railway Station

Bathinda

Nearest Airport

Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Airport

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