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Tarn Taran Sahib

Tarn Taran Sahib is located around 23 kms from the holy city of Amritsar. It was founded by the fifth Sikh Guru Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji during sixteenth century. Tarn Taran is home to a large number of gurdwaras. Sri Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran is the main religious hub at Tarn Taran Sahib. It is widely renowned for holding the largest holy tank across the globe. Gurdwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib is a beautifully built gurdwara established by Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth guru, in the city of Tarn Taran Sahib. The site is renowned worldwide for accommodating the largest sarovar (water pond) of all the gurdwaras. It is also popular worldwide for the gathering of pilgrims each month on the day of Amavasya (a no-moon night). The Gurudwara is located near Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar. Founded in the year 1590, in the Land of Punjab, the digging of the lake tank was one of the major activities here. After completion of this tank, it gained the reputation of being the biggest and largest sarovar lake in the state of Punjab. Dhan Dhan Baba Buddha Ji, a famous Sikh saint laid the foundation stone of Darbar Sahib. Later on, the Guru Hargobind Sahib, the sixth Sikh Guru visited the gurdwara and stayed here for some time. Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru is also said to have visited Tarn Taran Sahib. Here, the Guru preached to the Sikh sangat. Baba Deep Singh Shaheed made a mark on the ground of Tarn Taran Sahib and asked the Sikh followers if they were ready to die fighting against the enemies prior to entering into a war against the Mughal Empire in the year 1757. The Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran was rebuilt in 1768 under the joint collaboration of Maharaja Jassa Singh Ramgarhia (Ramgarhia Misl) and Sardar Budh Singh Virk (Singhpuria Misl). It was then built in the shape of traditional mud building. Later Maharaja Ranjit Singh Sher-e-Punjab visited Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran and reconstructed the Gurudwara which is the present day Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran. They completed Parikarma and even gold-plated the gurudwara. Special skilled artisans were appointed by the Maharaja of Punjab Kingdom for embellishing the interiors of Darbar Sahib Tarn Taran. Seventeen humongous gates were constructed in Tarn Taran by Sher-e-Panjab. Maharaja Nau Nihal Singh, Sher-e-Panjab’s grandson built a minara (tower) at the end of the sarovar. The beautifully built Gurudwara is a must visit for all those on a leisure and religious trip to Amritsar.

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