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Anandpur Sahib

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  • General Information

    District: Rupnagar, State: Punjab, India
    Area: 0
    Languages Spoken: Punjabi and Hindi
    Long Distance Code: +91-1887
    Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Description

    Anandpur Sahib has been the one of the most important pilgrimages for the Sikh followers for many reasons. It was here that Guru Gobind Singh baptized the first five Sikhs, the "Panch Pyaras". This place has a number of historical Gurudwaras, with a backdrop of Naina Devi Hill. On the day following the festival of Holi, devotees flock to Anandpur Sahib, to participate in the Hola Mohalla celebrations, re-enacting Sikh battles of yore, with ancient arms and weapons.
  • Location

    Situated on the left bank of river Sutlej at a distance of 41 km from Ropar is Anandpur Sahib and is about 75 kms northwest of Chandigarh.
Anandpur SahibAnandpur Sahib, the abode of happiness and peace with its numerous Gurudwaras stands out in the picturesque background against the Naina Devi mountain range. This is place was founded by the ninth teacher of the Sikh, Guru Tegh Bahadur. It is also famous for the place where the tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh baptised the first five Sikhs called Panj Piare. Other than its innuemrous Gurudwaras and historic importance, the city is famous for the different celebration of the Holi festival as the Hola Mohalla. The wonderful display of the martial arts, an ancient tradition by the young is one of the main attractions of the festival.\r\nSome of the important Gurudwaras in Anandpur Sahib are: \r\n
  1. Takht Kesgarh Sahib: The Khalsa was born here.
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  3. Gurudwara Anandgarh Sahib: It was a fort cum residence with remarkable paved well.
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  5. Gurudwara Damdama Sahib: Known as place of coronation of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
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