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Tarn Taran Sahib in Amritsar

Tarn Taran Sahib In Amritsar, Punjab

Pay a visit to one of the most sacred spots in Amritsar, the Tarn Taran Sahib

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Tarn Taran Sahib in Amritsar (2020)

Fifth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji founded Taran Tarn Sahib in Amritsar. The holy Gurudwara has a Mughal style of architecture and is visited by many people. The kirtan happens daily in the Gurudwara starting early in the morning till the evening. The interiors of Gurudwara are embellished with glass pieces, paintings and the exterior part is covered in gold sheets.  

About Taran Taran Sahib Sarovar

Located in the Majha region of Punjab, Tarn Taran Sahib in Amritsar serves as the headquarters of the Tarn Taran district. Apart from serving as the municipal headquarters is also an important Sikh Pilgrimage site. The circumference of the sarovar (pond) is about 1.5 kilometers, making it larger in size than sarovar at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

History of Tarn Taran Sahib Sarovar

Tarn Taran was founded by the 5th Sikh Guru Shri Guru Arjan Dev. It was also a part of the Sikh dynasty rule before Punjab came under the British rule along with the rest of the Indian states. Being a hub of Sikh culture, Tarn Taran Sahib was one of the few districts in Punjab with majority of Sikh population after the partition of India.

Tarn Taran Sahib in Amritsar is home to a number of Sikh Gurdwaras such as Gurdwara Bibi Bhani Da Khuh, Gurdwara Takkar Sahib, Gurdwara Lakeer Sahib, Gurudwara Baba Garja Singh Baba Bota Singh, Gurdwara Jhulna Mahal, and Tapiana Sahib.

Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib in Amritsar is one of the most important Gurdwara from both historical and religious point of view. It was founded by Shri Guru Arjan Dev, and the Tarn taran Sahib Sarovar is known to be the largest sarovar (holy pond). The literal meaning of Tarn Taran is boat Another important part of this Gurdwara is the ‘Har Ki Pauri’ which is a flight of stairs that descended down to a sarovar. According to legends, it was Shri Guru Arjan Dev who made the first cut when the digging started in 1590. The Darbar Sahib (main hall) of the gurdwara resembles the architecture of Darbar Sahib of Golden Temple with the only difference that the former has a marble exterior while the latter has a gold plated exterior.

Punjabi is the main language spoken all throughout the district of Tarn Taran Sahib, and other languages like Hindi, and English are also spoken here. So, tourists coming to this place will not be facing major communication problems. Visit this holy place to embark on a spiritual, and religious journey during your Punjab tour.

Places to visit nearby:

Golden Temple: One of the holiest Sikh shrines is of Sri Harmandir Singh in Golden Temple. The place is visited by many pilgrimages throughout the year.  The temple is located in the heart of the city. The place was re-built in the year 1830 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh using white marble and gold. The architecture of the temple is influenced by both Islamic and Hindu architectural styles. The glistening dome in the temple is made of using 750 kg gold. Vaisakhi is celebrated with great enthusiasm inside the temple in the second week of April. Other festivals celebrated in the Golden Temple are Guru Nanak and Guru Ram Das. 

Wagah Border: Visit Wagah Border which is the boundary between India and Pakistan. The point is around 22 kilometers away from Lahore and 28 kilometers from Amritsar. Many people visit this place to see the Beating Retreat Ceremony which is held every day before sunset. A 30-minute show displays showmanship of soldiers of both the countries. 

Jallianwala Bagh: It is located near the Golden Temple, the place has been converted into a public garden and is spread in 6.5 acres of land. The place is associated with the massacre of innocent people in the hands of Britishers. It is estimated that more than 1000 people lost their lives in this tragedy. 

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    Tarn Taran is located in the Majha region of Punjab just 28 kilometers from the city of Amritsar.

     

    Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib, Gurdwara Bibi Bhani Da Khuh, Gurdwara Takkar Sahib, Gurdwara Lakeer Sahib, Gurudwara Baba Garja Singh Baba Bota Singh, Gurdwara Jhulna Mahal, and Tapiana Sahib are some of the most famous gurudwaras in Tarn Taran

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