Sri Anandpur Sahib (Gurudwaras)


Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib

Is one of the five Takhts (thrones) or highest seats of the religious authority. Situated atop a low hill, it gives a panoramic view of the surrounding area. The present building of the Takht Sahib was constructed during 1936-44 under the supervision of Sant Hari Singh Kaharpuri. The Takht Sahib proper is a spuare hall with a balcony in front over looking a spacious courtyards on a lower level. On a platform in an inner domed room in the middle of the hall are placed some weapons preserved as sacred relics. Guru Granth Sahib ji is seated in front of the inner room. Space on top of the hill being limited, the sarovar is on the plain ground enclosed by a high wall west of th Takht Sahib, close to the Ropar-Nangal road, and a spacious pavilion for larger congregation is about 150 yards east of the Takht Sahib. Rows of rooms for pilgrims are at the southern slope of the Kasgarh hill.