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Tarn Taran Sahib Gurudwara - Replica of Golden Temple

Tarn Taran is one of the most sacred places for Sikhs which is located in Tarn Taran, Punjab, India. It is a very famous sikh shrine around 22 km away from Amritsar. It is the only Gurudwara which is the replica of Golden Temple, Amritsar. This shrine has the largest sarovar (holy tank) among all the gurdwaras. Its called the golden temple of tarn taran. It has the biggest PARIKRAMA in punjab as compared to the other gurudwaras. . It is famous for the monthly gathering of pilgrims on the day of Amavas (a no-moon night). There is a massive hall called Guru Ka Langar (Guru’s community Kitchen) where visitor of all castes and religion can enjoy Langar (free meal).  It is a perfect place to visit if you are going with family. This is a Sikh’s temple but every religion is accepted here, anybody can visit here.

Tarn Taran Sahib was founded by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563–1606). He laid the foundation of Sri Tarn Taran Sahib Temple. Tarn Taran Sahib was part of the Bhangi Sikh Dynasty ruled by a powerful Sikh family of the Dhillon Clan from 1716 to 1810.
It is famous as a center of the Sikh insurgency during the 1980s and early 1990s. During the Sikh insurgency, it was said that Tarn Taran would be the capital of "Khalistan", the proposed Sikh independent nation. In 1947, the year of the Partition of India, Tarn Taran was/is the only Tehsil/district in Punjab with a majority Sikh population.
There is Manji Sahib, a small domed shrine in the eastern part of the circumambulatory pavement, marks the spot from where Guru Arjan Dev Ji supervised the excavation of the sarovar.

The Sarovar

One of the largest of the Sikh holy tanks, it is an approximate rectangle in shape. Its northern and southern sides are 289 metres and 283 metres, respectively, and eastern and western sides 230 metres and 233 metres, respectively. With large Sarovar around you can feel the water waves & the serenity , peace of mind and calmness which will purify your soul when you will just sit there in front of sarovar while listening Gurbani. You will see people buying brooms and cleaning the staircase of the Gurudwara. The sarovar was originally fed by rain water that flowed in from the surrounding lands.

Best Time to Visit
Winter is the best time to come here. If you are lucky, you may even see some acrobatics with swords done by the young ones dressed beautifuly in the typical Khalsa blue & yellow.