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Takhtupura is a historical village located 32 km south-east of Moga, in Punjab. Sikh gurus have made this village a sacred place by their blessed visits in different periods.

Folklore has it that Guru Nanak Dev Jee, founder of the Sikh religion, had a discussion with Yogi Gopi Chand and Bhartruhari here. In the course of his missionary journey, Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru, visited Takhtupura. Besides, Guru Gobind Singh, the last Sikh Guru, is believed to have halted here in 1705.

Gurdwara Nanaksar, dedicated to Guru Nanak, is the major draw. Three gurdwaras have been built here to commemorate the visit of the Sikh gurus. There is a sarovar, erected in 1920 by General Dhanna Singh Malvai, which is worth visiting. All major Sikh anniversaries are celebrated here with great fervor.

By road, Nihalsinghvala is about 5 km from Takhtupura. Amritsar International Airport serves Takhtupura.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Moga


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