Panj Takht Yatra

October 2024 (02nd Oct – 13th Oct)
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A takht, or taḵẖat  (Punjabi:  ਤਖ਼ਤ), literally means a throne or seat of authority and is a spiritual and temporal centre of Sikhism. There are five takhts  (Punjabi: ਪੰਜ ਤਖਤ,  romanized: Pañj takhat, lit.  ‘five thrones’), which are five gurudwaras that have a very special significance for the Sikh community. Three are located in Punjab whilst the remaining two are located outside of it.

The first and the most important takht was established by Guru Hargobind in 1609: Akal Takht (the Throne of the Timeless God), located just opposite the gate of Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple), in Amritsar. While the Harmandir Sahib, or Golden Temple, represents Sikh spiritual guidance, the Akal Takht symbolises the dispensing of justice and temporal activity.

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