Saturday 20 June 2015

Sri Anandpur Sahib

Why in news?

  • Prime Minister greeted the people on the 350th Foundation Day of Sri Anandpur Sahib. 
  • Chief Minister of Punjab dedicated the 81 feet high ‘Khanda’, installed at Sri Anandpur Sahib to the humanity. 
    • The Khanda symbolizes the glorious legacy and rich cultural heritage of this holy city of bliss on its 350th foundation day. 
Source: Wikipedia

More about Sri Anandpur Sahib 

  • The Holy city was founded in 1665 in present Ropar of Punjab
    • by the Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur, ninth Guru of Sikhs. 
  • 1699 - Khalsa Panth was created here by the Tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh. 
  • Located in lower parts of the Himalayas surrounded with the river Sutlej forming a border on the south west. 
  • Commonly known as the holy City of Bliss 
  • It is one of the most important sacred places for Sikhs.

[Sources: Wikipedia, PIB]


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