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Takhat Sri Patna Sahib

Takhat Sri Patna Sahib also known as Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji, Patna Sahib, is a one of the five Takhats of the Sikhs, located in Patna, Bihar, India. The construction of the Takhat was commissioned by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the 18th century to mark the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh. Due to the damages caused by an earthquake in 1934, the building was rebuilt between 1948 and 1957 for ₹20,00,000. The current acting jathedar of Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji, Patna Sahib is Baldev Singh, who was appointed by Harpreet Singh, the acting jathedar of the Akal Takht on 2 December 2022.
Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, was born in Patna, Mughal Empire on 22 December 1666. He also spent his early years here before moving to Anandpur Sahib. Besides being the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, Patna was also honoured by the visits of Guru Nanak and Guru Tegh Bahadur.

Takhat Sri Harimandir Sahib, also known as Patna Sahib, is located in the city of Patna, the capital of the Indian state of Bihar. Here are some ways to reach the shrine:

  1. By air: The nearest airport to Patna Sahib is the Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport in Patna, which is about 6 kilometers away. From there, you can take a taxi or a bus to reach the shrine.

  2. By train: Patna Junction is the main railway station in the city, and several trains connect it to major cities across the country. From there, you can take a taxi or a bus to reach the shrine.

  3. By road: Patna Sahib is well-connected by road, and several buses and taxis ply between Patna and other major cities in Bihar and neighboring states. You can also drive down to the shrine if you have your own vehicle.

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