A list of Gurdwara Sahib around the world with a very unique Architecture
Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji, Amritsar, India
Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Sri Darbar Sahib is named after Hari(God) the temple of God. The Sikhs all over the world, daily wish to pay visit to Sri Amritsar and to pay obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib in their Ardas.
Gurdwara Data Bandi Chod Sahib, Gwalior, MP, India
This Gurdwara located in Gwalior, MP, is given the name Bandi Chod because it signifies the release of 52 Rajput rulers who were imprisoned in the Gwalior fort. The sixth Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind Singh Ji stayed in the Gwalior fort to pray for Jahangir’s health where he met these rulers and decided to help them to get freed. Consisting of 6 storeys made up of entire marble and having doors made up of gold, this Gurdwara was constructed in 1968 and Sant Baba Uttam Singh Ji was given the charge of its construction. The Gurdwara is specifically popular for its beautiful “Palki Sahib” and a Sikh museum “Darshan Deorahi”.
Gurdwara Baba Atal Ji, Amritsar, India
The Gurudwara of Baba Atal was built in memory of the nine year old son of Sri Guru Hargobind ji. The divine soul in this child’s body once emitted a dazzling spark, others called it a miracle. Baba Atal the young dutiful son had to leave earthy form in answer to his father’s remonstration. Atal Rai was born at Amritsar on December 22, 1619. He was beloved son of Guru Hargobind and Mata Nanaki. The Guru often told his son that he had been blessed by God with much power and he should not fritter it away by showing miracles. But when Atal Rai brought to life his playmate Mohan, the great Guru demonstrated his divinely gifted son and ordained, “None should intervene in the will of God!”
Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib Ji, Pakistan
Sikh history originates from Nankana Sahib. Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh faith, was born here in 1469. The name of the place at that time was Rai Bhoi di Talwandi. The landlord contemporary of Guru Nanak Dev was Rai Bular, who himself became a devotee of the Guru. It was renamed Nankana after the Guru. It is located in what is called Nilianwali Bar (forest where nilgais abound), and is about 75 kilometers west-southwest of Lahore. Nankana Sahib is in Sheikhupura district and is connected to the district town by rail and road. There are several shrines connected with the memory of Guru Nanak Dee’s childhood and early youth here. Later Guru Arjan dev and Guru Hargobirid also visited Nankana Sahib and a Gurdwara was also raised subsequently in their honor.
Gurdwara Nanaksar Alberta, BC Canada
Gurdwara Guru Ka Lahore, Himachal Pradesh, India
The place Guru Gobind Singh Ji was married.
Gurdwara Panja Sahib Ji
Gurdwara Panja Sahib is a gurdwara situated at Hasan Abdal, 48 kilometres from Rawalpindi in Pakistan. This is one of the most holy places of Sikhism because of the presence of a rock believed to have the hand print of Guru Nanak imprinted on it
Gurdwara Baoli Sahib Ji in Govindval, Punjab India
Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib Ji
Often referred as Gurdwara Anandpur Sahib, this Gurdwara is the main shrine of the holy city of Anandpur (the City of Bliss) Sahib. This city was founded by ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and is a home to many Gurdwaras. Gurdwara Sri Keshgarh Sahib is famous and of great importance since it is also one of the five Takhats and a seat of authority for the Sikhs. The shrine is located in the centre of the city which is around 95km north-west of Chandigarh.
Gurdwara Kalgidhar Sahib, Abottsford, Canada
Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Center in San Francisco
Gurdwara Nanaksar Brampton, Canada
Gurdwara Sahib Gravesend, UK
Akali Singh Gurdwara Sahib in Vancouver, Canada
San Jose Gurdwara Sahib in San Jose, California
Nanaksar Gurdwara, Nairobi, Kenya
Baru Sahib Gurdwara at Himachal Pradesh, India
Hemkunt Sahib in Uttarkhand, India
Sikhs believe that this holy place, known as Hemkunt (lake of ice/lit. cut in the snow), is the tap asthan (place of meditation and prayer) at which the tenth and final living Guru of the Sikhs achieved union with God in his previous incarnation. From there, the Guru was summoned by God to be reborn into the world to teach the people the true path. The temple built on the shore of the lake commemorates his mission. It also shelters the Guru Granth Sahib, the eternal scriptural Guru for the Sikh community. The community is itself recognized as a collective Guru, and pilgrims, as they walk the path toward Hemkunt, share the sacred journey with its members.