Gurudwara Hazur Sahib(Gurudwara Shikar Ghat Sahib)
Sachkand and Other Gurudwaras
Welcome to Nanded,
Nanded is the district in Indian state of Maharashtra. It is known as an important holy place for the Sikh faith. Nanded was formerly known as Nanditat which is confirmed by the copper plate found at Vasim.
Nanded is one of the historical places in Maharashtra State. It is situated on north bank of Godavari river. It is famous for Sikh Gurudwaras. Nanded is a town of great antiquity. It is said that during the Puranic days, Pandavas travelled through Nanded district. Nandas ruled over Nanded through generations. Nanded also formed part of the Mauryan Empire during the reign of emperor Ashoka the great. Places to visit in the city are Gurudwara Hazur Sahib(Gurudwara Shikar Ghat Sahib), Sachkand and Other Gurudwaras, Nanded Fort, Kandhar Fort etc.
Hazur Sahib, also spelled Hazoor Sahib, more called as Takht Sri Hazur Sahib and also kown as Abchal Nagar, is one of the five takhts ("thrones", seats of temporal authority) in Sikhism. It is located on the banks of the River Godavari at the city of Nanded in the state of Maharashtra, Western India. It is where the 10th guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji completed his last breath. The gurudwara within the complex is known Sach-Khand "Realm of Truth".
The structure is built at the place of death of Guru Gobind Singh. The inner room of the gurdwara is called the Angitha Sahib and is built over the place where Guru Gobind Singh was cremated in 1708. The construction of the gurdwara was done from 1832 to 1837 by order of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839). The Takht houses both the Sri Guru Granth Sahib and the Sri Dasam Granth. This follows the pattern of Takht Sri Patna Sahib.
is situated in Degloor Taluka. There is a very beautiful Temple Lord Siddheshwar, which is known for the characteristic Art of The Chalukya Era. Hottal is 8 km away from Degloor. The temple is built in stone
This Dam is build over the Painganga River. This river divides maharashtra in marathwada and vidharbha regions. It is situated 100 Km away from Nanded.
Kandhar fort is situated in the heart of Kandhar Town. Encircling the fort, is a ditch filled with water. Its construction is attributed to the Rashtrakuta King Krishna III of Malkhed who styled himself as Kandharpuradhi Swar. Outside the Kandhar fort at some distance is a hillock on which is situated an old Idgah held in reverence by the Muslims. It is of Nizamsahi period with two domes in characteristic Ahmednagar style.
Mahur or Mahurgad is a religious place in Maharashtra, India. Mahur is said to be the birth place of Hindu Goddess Renuka, mother of Lord Parshuram. The three and half Shakti Peethas of Maharashtra are Tuljapur enshrining Bhavani, Kolhapur enshrining Mahalakshmi, Mahur enshrining Mahamaya, and Renuka and Saptshringi enshrining Jagadamba. Other Shakti temples in the state are those at Ambe Jogai and Aundh.
There are many temples in Mahur like Anusaya Temple, Kalika Temple. The most important one is the temple of Renuka Devi, which has a special place in the Hindu mythology. A big fair is held here every year on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dasara). Mahur is also said to be birth place of God Dattatreya. Dattatreya was born to Goddess Anusaya. There is an ancient temple of Dattatreya. Every Year on Datta Pornima Thousands of people visit Mahur.
Malegaon(Taluka Loha) village is famous for a very big fair held in honour of Lord Khandoba. This big fair namely ?Malegaon Yatra" is held in Margashirsh vadya 14. Malegaon is situated at a distance of about 57 km from Nanded. The fair is famous for its animal market. At the time of The Fair horses, asses, camels etc. are brought in large numbers. Thousands of people visit the Fair.
The Masjid known as the Hazrat Nawab Sarfaraz Khan Sahid Masjid is said to have been constructed about 330 years back. Sarfaraz Khan was an officer in the army of Aurangzeb. The Masjid is constructed in stone has four minarets on the southern side, which collapsed when it was hit by a lightening in 1960. The one on the north has eight chains. Below the chains is a figure in the shape of a bell. To the northwest corner of the Masjid is a barrow (a well square in shape).
The dilapidated fort of Nanded is situated at a distance of about 4 km from the Nanded Railway Station and is surrounded by Godavari River on three sides. The fort has a good garden and water works.
Takhat Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib is the main Gurudwara of Nanded and is one of the four High seats of Authority of the sikhs. This is the place where Shri GuruGobind Singhji breathed his last.The Gurudwara is situated in Nanded Town. The Gurudwara was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singhji, The great Ruler of Punjab between 1830 to 1839 A.D. Inside the Gurudwara, which contains the mortal remains of the 10th Guru, there are exhibited a number of weapons of various kinds.
Sachkhand Gurudwara and eight other historic Gurudwaras connected with events in the life of Shri Guru Gobind Singhji attracts every year over 1 million pilgrims / tourists to Nanded. Most of these Gurudwaras are situated in the close vicinity of the City along the riverside except for couple of them that is situated at about 8-10 kms from the city. Most of the pilgrims visiting the Sachkhand Gurudwara also visit these Gurudwaras.
Shrikshetra Mahurgadh is a religious place in Maharashtra, India. Mahur is said to be the birth place of Hindu Goddess Renuka, mother of Lord Parshuram. The main attaractions in Mahur are:- Renuka Temple, Dattatreya Temple, Anusaya Temple, Devdeveshwar Temple, Parshuram Temple, Sarvatirtha, Matru-Tirtha, Pandav Leni, Mahurgad Fort, Mahakali Temple (In the fort), "Mahur Museum", Sonapir Dargah ,Shaikh Farid Water fall, Palace of Raje Udaram.
Devdeveshwar Temple Devdeveshwari mandir belongs to [Mahanbhav Panth], Basically called a Nidra sthan (sleeping place) of Jagat Guru Shree Dattatreya Prabhu, it is situated at elevated outskirt of mahur town, 2 km from mahur bus stand.
Unkeshvar is situated on the bank of river Penganga 150 Km away from Nanded. The village is famous for its hot water springs. It is situated at a distance of 19 km from Ambadi, a railway station on Mudkhed - Adilabad railway route. At Unakdeva, there is a temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Near the temple is a holy tank. It was said to be the abode of the Sage Sarabhanga. Two hot water tanks are located close by the temple. The tank water is said to cure skin diseases.
- Trikut Village, Maltekdi Ghat, Vishnupuri Barrage, Kaleshwar Temple, Kinwat National Park (150 km), Sahastrakund Waterfall (100 km), Jurassic Park/ Visava Garden etc.