Gurudwaras in Ambala
Famous Gurudwaras in AmbalaGiven below are the details about some of the famous and historic Gurudwaras in the city of Ambala:
Shish Ganj GurudwaraThis is one of the most important Gurudwaras in the entire Haryana state. Dedicated to the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur, Gurudwara Shish Ganj is visited every year by thousands of people from all religions and castes. People offer their prayers and pay respect to the deity.
The historical aspect of this Gurudwara is that during the Mughal rule, Emperor Aurangzeb wanted Guru Teg Bahadur to adopt Islam religion. On his refusal, Aurangzeb ordered his decapitating. After this, two of the brave followers of Guru Teg Bahadur took his head from Delhi to Anandpur Sahib. They took a halt at Ambala and stayed here at the night. Soon after, a huge Gurudwara was established here.
Shish Ganj Gurudwara Address: Meeri Peeri Chowk
Near Sabzi Mandi, Ambala City
Gurudwara Badshahi BaghBadshahi Bagh Gurudwara is another historic Gurudwara that catches the attention of a lot of tourists to Ambala. It is dedicated to the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. In 1670, while on his way to Delhi, the Guru took a halt at Ambala where he met a Peer who was hauling a hawk. If tales are to be believed, the Peer asked Guru Gobind Singh to have a fight between his own hawk and that of the Guru. However, judging his evil intentions, he refused. He then suggested the Peer to make his hawk fight with two sparrows that were sitting nearby. After the Peer had agreed, the Guru signaled the sparrows to clash with the hawk. Following his instructions, both the sparrows badly injured the hawk. After some time, the hawk died.
This incidence made the Guru utter his famous lines: “Chirion se main baaz taraun, Tabe Gobind Singh naam kahaun.” It means – It is when I make sparrows to clash with hawk that I am called as Gobind Singh.
Gurudwara Badshahi Bagh Address: Badshahi Bagh Colony
Court Road, Ambala City
Gurudwara Lakhnaur SahibGurudwara Lakhnaur Sahib is one of the prominent pilgrimages dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh. As per narrations, Lakhnaur was the paternal village of Guru Teg Bahadur Singh’s wife, Mata Gujari. Throughout his upbringing, Guru Gobind Singh stayed at his mother’s native village. According to parables, Guru Nanak also visited this place in 1499 AD. The pace is respected as it is here that Guru Gobind Singh became skilled at the art of gatka baazi, neja baje, dhal talwar, teer-andazi, khido khundi and handling weapons.
Gurdwara Lakhnaur Sahib Address: Village Lakhnaur
Post Office Tharwa
Gurudwara Manji SahibGurudwara Manji Sahib was built after the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Singh, after he visited the place when he was going to meet Jahangir. The Gurudwara has a small pool and a well which is believed to be built at the time when Guru Hargobind Singh stayed here. The sikh community established a commemorative platform at the place and named it Gurudwara Manji Sahib as a mark of respect to the rope bed used by Guru Teg Bahadur at the time of his stay.
Gurudwara Manji Sahib Address: Spatu Road
G.T. Road, Ambala City
Apart from the above mentioned Gurudwaras, the city also has a number of other Gurudwaras where you can visit and pay reverence to the Guru. Some of these are:
- Gurudwara Panjokhra Sahib, Ambala
- Gurudwara Shri Gobind Pura Sahib, Ambala
- Gurudwara Shri Satsang Sahib, Ambala
- Gurudwara Shri Humaupur Sahib, Ambala
- Gurudwara Shri Hukamsar Sahib, Ambala