India Tours

Sikh Pilgrimage Tour

Char Dham Tour
Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Chandigarh - Anadpur Sahib - Rewalsar - Manikaran - Delhi

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurudwara, Manikaran The Manikaran Gurudwara or Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurudwara is commemorated to the visit of Guru Nanak Dev to this place. It is mentioned in the Janam Sakhi or the 'Twarikh Guru Khalsa' by Giani Gian Singh. It has been mentioned that accompanied by his disciple Bhai Mardana, the Guru reached Jwalamukhi temple after visiting Kalanaur, Gurdaspur, Dasuya, Triloknath, Palampur and Kangra. The Guru then proceeded towards Mandi and after visiting Chamba and Kulu, he came to Bijli Mahadev. After preaching at all these places Guru Nanak Dev came to Mani Karan. The Janam Sakhi or the "Autobiography of Bhai Mardana" mentions the miracles did by the Guru. The Guru came to Mani Karan along with his Five 'Piaras' or followers.

The Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurudwara provides some extraordinary sights. One can enjoy a dip in the hot waters from the springs. There are altogether three baths, one is located under the Gurudwara itself. By taking bath here and by drinking water of this place, people go to Heaven, this is said of the Manikaran tract since the times immemorial. It is understood that the Manikaran hot spring is said to have got Uranium and other radio active minerals.

Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib is the principal shrine at about half a Kilometer from the left bank of the river Godavari, Nanded, Maharashtra. It marks the site where the Guru had his camp in 1708 A.D. after the departure of the emperor Bahadur Shah. The tenth Guru held his court and congregation here. It is the site of his own tent where he was convalescing after he was attacked by assassins. It is the place from where the tenth Guru rose to heaven along with his horse Dilbag.

In 1708 being prescient of the end of his earthly role, the Guru had despatched Banda Singh with five of his Sikhs to Punjab and Mata Sahib Devan under a separate escort to Delhi before the stabbing incident. He told the rest of his retinue to retire to their homes if they so wished, but he bade one Bhai Santokh Singh to stay on here and keep Guru ka langar going. many others also chose to remain. Together they built a room over the platform where the used to sit while holding his court and installed Guru Granth Sahib on it. They called it Takhat Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh, while conferring Guruship on the holy Book, had himself named Nanded as Abchalnagar (means steadfast city) after the first word of a hymn read at random on the occasion. Sachkhand (means region of Truth) had been used by Guru Nanak Dev to mean the abode of God.

The present building of the Takhat Sahib was got constructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh with money, artisans and labour sent from Punjab during early 1830s. The complex of the Takhat Sahib is spread over several hectares. Besides the Takhat Sahib proper it also includes two other shrines, Bunga Mai Bhago ji comprising a large room where Guru Granth Sahib is seated and some historical weapons like steel quoits, a broad sword, a steel bow and an arrow, a gilded dagger-sized sword, a few swords and a mace are at display, and Angitha Bhai Daya Singh and Dharam Singh. These two survivors of the battle of Chamkaur, who were among the Panj Piare.
Sri Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar: The Harimandir Sahib (meaning Temple of God) is also commonly known as the Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib (Divine Court). It is situated in the city of Amritsar in Punjab. The Golden Temple is a living symbol of the spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs. It is a source of inspiration for all Sikhs and their chief place of pilgrimage. Fatehgarh Sahib, Sirhind: An important destination for Sikh pilgrims. This gurudwara has been built on the site where 300 years ago, Guru Gobind Singhji's two young Sahibzadas were entombed alive by the Mughals because they had refused to embrace Islam underduress of the Nawab of Sirhind. Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib: A birthplace of the Khalsa, it was here on March 30th, 1699 Guru Gobind Singh baptized 5 sikhs with amrit (sweetened water) stirred with his Khanda and called them his Five Beloved Ones and gave them the last name ‘Singh’ which means Lion. Guru Gobind Singh then humbly bowed before the Five Beloved Ones and asked them to initiate Him into the Khalsa Brotherhood. Damadama Sahib also known as Guru -Ki- Kashi Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda: Guru Gobind Singhji stayed in Damdama Sahib for nine months and it was here that he worked on the Adi Granth. He made Damdama the centre for propagating the Sikh faith and called it ‘Khalsa De Takht’ or Throne of the Khalsa. It holds great significance for Sikh for it is the place where the guru sought rest and refuge during his battles with the Mughals. Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib Patiala City: Marks the site where the 9th Prophet,Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji had rested while proceeding to Delhi to embrace martyrdom to uphold man's right to worship according to his belief. Tarn Taran: 24 Kms south of Amritsar. Founded by the 5th Prophet Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji the impressive Gurudwara with gold plated dome has a holy pool. The guru used to run a leper's home here. Goindwal Sahib: Within easy reach of Tarn Taran was the centre of Sikh religion during the time of the third Prophet, Guru Amar Das ji. The deep well (bauli) in the Gurudwara has 84 steps. Whoever takes a bath here and recites Japji Sahib (divine composition of the first Prophet of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji ) at each step, and repeats the recitation followed by bath in the Holy Well 84 times, attains moksh, because he lives out 84,000 cycles of birth representing each specie created by God. Baba Bakala: 45 Kms from Amritsar. The 9th Prophet Guru Teg Bahadur had revealed himself to Makhan Shah Lubana, a Sikh devotee here. A fair is held here on the occasion of Rakhsha Bandhan. Dera Baba Nanak: (35 Kms west of Gurdaspur) Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent last 12 years of his life here. Clothes he wore at Mecca are preserved here. A fair called the Maghi fair is held here every January. Other Famous Gurudwaras in Punjab: SRI GURU NANAK DEV JI: Gurudwara Kandh Sahib, Batala, Dist. Gurdaspur
Gurudwara Hatt Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala
Gurudwara Guru Ka Bagh, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala
Gurudwara Kothi Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala
Gurudwara Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala
Gurudwara Achal Sahib, Dist. Gurdaspur
Gurudwara Dera Baba Nanak, Dist. Gurdaspur
SRI GURU ANGAD DEV JI: Gurudwara Khadur Sahib, Dist. Amritsar
SRI GURU AMAR DAS JI: Gurudwara Chaubara Sahib, Goindwal, Dist. Amritsar
Gurudwara San Sahib, Basarke, Dist. Amritsar
Gurudwara Baoli Sahib, Goindwal, Dist. Amritsar
SRI GURU RAM DAS JI: Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahl, Dist. Amritsar SRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI: Gurudwara Sri Tarn Taran Sahib, Dist. Amritsar
Gurudwara Tham Sahib, Kartarpur, Dist. Jalandhar
Gurudwara Bath Sahib, Dist. Gurdaspur
Gurudwara Bir Baba Buddha, Dist. Amritsar
Gurudwara Ramsar, Dist. Amritsar
SRI GURU HARGOBIND JI: Gurudwara Guru Ki Wadali, Dist. Amritsar
Gurudwara Babeksar, Dist. Amritsar
Gurudwara Lohgarh, Dist. Amritsar
Gurudwara Daroli Bhai, Dist. Firozpur
Gurudwara Chhevin Padshahi, Dist. Jalandhar
Gurudwara Baba Atal, Dist. Amritsar
Gurudwara Patal Puri, Kiratpur, Dist. Ropar
SRI GURU HAR RAI JI: Gurudwara Patal Puri, Kiratpur, Dist. Ropar SRI GURU HARKRISHAN JI: Gurudwara Patal Puri, Kiratpur, Dist. Ropar SRI GURU TEGH BAHADUR JI: Gurudwara Baba Bakala, Dist. Amritsar
Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib, Dist. Patiala
Gurudwara Bahadurgarh, Dist. Patiala
Gurudwara Pathshahi Nouvin, Talwandi Sabo, Dist. Bathinda
SRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI: Gurudwara Vibhore Sahib, Dist. Nangal
Gurudwara Ghat Sahib, Dist. Nangal
Gurudwara Bhatha Sahib, Dist. Ropar
Gurudwara Bhadaur, Dist. Sangrur
Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora, Dist. Ropar
Gurudwara Garhi Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, Dist. Ropar
Gurudwara Katalgarh Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, Dist. Ropar
Gurudwara Charan Kanwal, Machhiwara, Dist. Ludhiana
Gurudwara Ghani Khan Nabi Khan, Machhiwara, Dist. Ludhiana
Gurudwara Katana Sahib, Dist. Ludhiana
Gurudwara Alamgir, Dist. Ludhiana
Gurudwara Phalahi Sahib, Dist. Ludhiana
Gurudwara Raikot, Dist. Ludhiana
Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, Sirhind, Dist. Patiala
Gurudwara Zafarnama, Dist. Bathinda
Gurudwara Gangsar, Jaito, Dist. Faridkot
Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib, Muktsar, Dist. Faridkot
Gurudwara Thambu Mal & Darbar Sahib, Muktsar, Dist. Faridkot
Gurudwara Shahid Ganj, Muktsar, Dist. Faridkot