• SOME NICE PLACES TO VISIT IN PUNJAB

    Posted on July 27, 2015 by Jitender in Uncategorized.

    PUNJAB

    The land of 5 rivers and integrated cultural history . The land of  great Gurus not only boasts of ancient monuments but throbs with historical  embodiments . Few  Important and nice places to visit in punjab

    AMRITSAR ( GOLDEN TEMPLE )

    Amritsar and Anandpur sahib are 2 most sacred places of Sikhs in Punjab closely linked with their religious traditions and history  . Amritsar was established in 1577 by 4th sikh guru Ramdas jee and Anandpur Sahib  in  1644 by 9th guru Teg bahadur jee  . Amritsar  ( pool of nectar )The town built around the golden temple is the hub of sikh culture . The Golden Temple is a major attraction and  most sacred temples for sikhs .The lower half is decorated with white marbles and top is inlaid with copper covered over pure gold plates and hence it is known as Golden Temple It has four gates to  invite all from all directions. It houses the holy book of sikhs known as GURU GRANTH SAHIB JEE . Recitation of divine words and free kitchen never cease here ,

    AKAL TAKHAT

      This was established by GURU HAR GOBIND SINGH JEE  .This is the supreme power seat of sikh temporal authority

    BABA ATAL JEE TOWER

    It’s a 9 storey octagonal structure with a magnificent view over the city ,  built in memory of BABA  ATAL JEE  the son of 6th SIKH  GURU SRI HARGOBIND JEE . 

    GURUDWARA TARAN TARAN

    Temple is almost 22 kms south of AMRITSAR a gift  domed structure  constructed on the side of a large Tank .The water of the tank is believed to be miraculous , especially for cure of leprosy

     GURUDWARA GOINDWAL SAHIB

    This town was established by GURU AMAR DAS JEE  ,  a new centre for preaching Sikhism   few Kms from TARAN TARAN  . A well (  BOALI ) Paved with 84 steps was constructed here The people  believe that by reciting Holy words ( JAPJEE SAHIB PATH ) the divine words revealed to GURU NANAK DEV JEE at each  step after taking bath in the Well  provides MOKSH  or LIBERATION from 84 .0000 Cycles of life of this world

    GURUDWARA KHADUR SAHIB

    This is apx 33 kms south east of AMRITSAR city  During the life of 2nd Sikh GURU ANGAD DEV JEE it was the centre of Sikhism

    GURUDWARA SIS GANJ SAHIB (  ANAND PUR )

     Hallowed  Head of 9th Guru TEG BAHADUR was cremated  at this place

    GURUDWARA BABA BAKALA

    This temple is apx 50 kms east of AMRITSAR on BATALA road . Sikh 9th Guru Teg Bahadur jee revealed himself to a merchant  ( MAKHAN SHAH LABANA ) a devotee here . On    amavasa  ( moonless night )  and  full moon night  ( RAKSHA BANDHAN ) hundreds of devotees gather here to mark their presence

    GURUDWARA ANANDPUR  SAHIB

    This town was founded by 9th Sikh guru TEG BAHADUR JEE in 1665 . this place is one of Sikhs  5 most sacred places ,almost 87 kms from CHANDIGARH   (  ROOP NAGAR — NANGAL ) At this place 10th GURU GOBIND SINGH JEE spent nearly 25 yrs of his life .It was here GURU GOBIND SINGH JEE created PANJ PIARAS .

     GURUDWARA  KESH GARH SAHIB

    This is most important of shrines  , as on BAISAKHI DAY 1699 khalsa was created by 10th guru GOBIND SINGH JEE when he asked 5 persons to come and lay down their lives for him in front of huge gathering he required men’s who could offer themselves completely without any doubt  .This 5 mens were declared as PANJ PIARAS ( 5 BELOVED )  GURU JEE proclaimed that 1 such brave men is equal to 1,25,000  ordinary persons

    GURUDWARA ANAND GARH SAHIB

    The residence and fort of GURU GOBIND SINGH JEE

    GURUDWARA  DAMDAMA SAHIB

    At this place 10th guru GURU GOBIND SINGH JEE was given GURU GADHI and Holy book known as GURU GRANTH SAHIB was finally complied here

    GURUDWARA MAI JITO  JEE

    It’s the SAMADHI of  (  MAI JITO JEE ) wife of GURU GOBIND SINGH 

    GURUDWARA KIRAT PUR SAHIB

    At this place GURU NANAK DEV JEE initiated  saint baba BUDHAN SINGH  and last rites of GURU HARGOBIND JEE , GURU SRI HAR RAI JEE and GURU HAR KISHAN JEE were performed

    NAINA DEVI TEMPLE

    This is famous temple visited by lakhs of devotees  and pilgrims

    WAGAH BORDER

    Its an Army outpost between on  Indo Pak border between AMRITSAR and LAHORE , Apx 28 kms from AMRITSAR . Major attraction for tourists is the evening ‘ BEATING  THE RETREAT ‘ soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill going through the steps of bringing down their nationals flags

    DURGIANA MANDIR

    This temple is also known as LAKSHMI NARAYAN TEMPLE , located just outside the lohgarh gate of the old city  . Its surrounded by a beautiful tank and center pilgrimage for devout Hindu religion

    HARI  KE PATTAN

    National wet land and wild sanctuary located almost in midway  between AMRITSAR and FEROZPUR ,.Its a nice place to see almost 350 species of migratory birds from SIBERIA and  meeting point of Beas and Sutlej rivers too

    RAM TIRATH

    This is 18 kms west of AMRITSAR  on CHOGANWAN road , At this place Maharishi BALMIKI  was having his  cottage (ASHRAM ) where mother SITA gave birth to LUK and KUSH ( SONS OF LORD RAM )  .On Kartika purnima a big fair is held every year

    RAMBAGH GARDEN

    A museum after name of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh is set up in palace which displays paintings ,miniature , coins weapons relating to sikh period  , Its located outside of old walled city of AMRITSAR
     

    JALLIAN WALA BAGH

     It’s a Martyrs memorial   located on outskirts of GOLDEN TEMPLE . Here British General Dyer ordered troops to fire on crowd agitating for self government  379 were killed and 1200 were badly wounded 

    BHAKHRA DAM

     World highest  National pride  straight gravity concrete dam  , it controls the water of SUTLEJ RIVER for irrigation and power generation and a Tourist attraction point

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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