Hazur Sahib Gurudwara
Commonly also referred to as “Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib” is a gurdwara in Maharashtra called Hazur Sahib. This sacred “Sikh” shrine is situated in the city of Nanded on the banks of the River Godavari. Apparently, this gurdwara was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh at the site where (the 10th Sikh Guru) Gobind Singh died. In addition, the inner chamber of the gurdwara has been built at the spot where Guru Gobind Singh was finally cremated in 1708. Furthermore, the complex of this holy Sikh shrine is also known as “Sach-Khand” meaning “Realm of Truth”.
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a. Best time to visit Hazur Sahib Gurdwara
The ideal time to visit this “Devi” temple is during the winter season from October to February when the climate is extremely pleasant.
b. How to reach Hazur Sahib Gurdwara
Hazur Sahib Gurudwara Map
1. By train:
The nearest railway station to this temple is located in Nanded. The Hazur Sahib Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, and Nagpur.
- Via Mumbai:
There are two routes from Mumbai to this gurdwara, and they are via NH361 and via NH160.
- Via Navi Mumbai:
There are two routes from Navi Mumbai to this gurdwara, and they are via Phule Nagar-Akluj Road and NH361 and via NH61.
- Via Pune:
There are two routes from Pune to this gurdwara, and they are via Phule Nagar Akluj Road and NH361 and via NH61.
- Via Nashik:
There is one route from Nashik to this gurdwara, and it is via Maharashtra State Highway 30.
- Via Nagpur:
There are two routes from Nagpur to this gurdwara, and they are via NH361 and via NH44 and NH61.
3. By air:
The closest airport to this temple is located in Nanded. The Nanded Airport is well connected to major cities in the country.
c. Religious significance of the Hazur Sahib Gurdwara
According to a legend in 1708 an attempt to assassinate the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh was made by two assassins. Now it is during this attack that this prominent Sikh guru got injured and took refuge at the spot at which this gurdwara currently stands. However this wound which was severe reopened after a few days (while the guru was attempting to use his bow) eventually leading to his death. It was the site that he died that this gurdwara was eventually built on. In addition, the spot at which the guru sat regularly and preached to his followers was converted to a room in which the sacred Sikh scripture called “Guru Granth Sahib” was installed and this gurdwara was named “Takhat Sahib”.