Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran- Patiala    

The capital of the former princely state, Patiala has a magnificent historical shrine, Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran. It is built on the spot graced by ninth Guru Sri Tegh Bahadurji. The Gurudwara stands adjoining a tank, where a dip is considered must by devoted pilgrims. Another Gurudwara having historical background is called Gurudwara Motibagh. It is partly designed like the "Sheesh Mahal' and has some fine miniatures.  
Today Patiala is one of the important cities of Punjab. The Punjabi University is located on the outskirts of this city. The Motibagh Palace of the former Maharaja now houses the National Institute of Sports and the Punjab Art Gallery. The Gallery contains valuable paintings and illustrated manuscripts,dealing with the life and times of Sikh Gurus. A Regional Cultural Centre has recently been established here. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.
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