TAKHT SRI PATNA SAHIB FACTS & FIGURES
Location: Patna, Bihar, India
Best time to Visit: Late September and March
Significance: The Birthplace Of Guru Govind Sahib, One of the Five Takhts.
Patna, ancient Patliputra, now capital of Bihar State is reverently called Patna Sahib by the Sikhs because of its consecration by Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh. The latter was born here during Guru Tegh Bahadur’s tour of eastern Bihar, Bengal and Assam from 1666 to 1670. Patna Sahib is situated on the right bank of the River Ganges.
Takht Sri Patna Sahib is the second accepted and acknowledged Takht of the Sikhs. It was ‘Sher-e-Punjab’ Maharaja Ranjit Singh who, first of all, undertook the task of raising a monumental Sikh Temple at this place. As a result of an earthquake, the celestial edifice came to be a heap of dust. With the co-operation of the Sikh masses, the golden fabric, as it stands today, has come into its own. Patna Sahib is regarded as the centre for propagating Sikhism in the east.
How to Reach Takht Sri Patna Sahib
- Air: Patna being the capital city of Bihar has excellent air connection to many important Indian cities like, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata.
- Rail: Patna is a key railway station in the Eastern Railway division in India. Many important trains links the city to other significant railway stations all over India, like Kolkata, Delhi, Varanasi, Siliguri (New Jalpaiguri).
- Road: An extensive road network links Patna to major cities and tourist detonations within Bihar and neighboring states.