Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has resolved to celebrate the 350th foundation day of the of Sri Anandpur Sahib, the sacred town founded by 9th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Teg Bahadar Ji father of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (10th Guru of Sikhs)The supreme elected Sikh body announced its decision to organize a large scaled program at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib located in Anandpur Sahib in Punjab State on the historical anniversary days of June 17th-19th, 2015.
Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib is the birthplace of the Khalsa. Amid the Shivalik hills, it is situated on the bank of the Satluj. The beat on the Ranjit Nagara has been striking a terror in the minds of the tyrants. For the common man its resonance came to be a divine melody, his guardian angel. He bowed in obeisance to it. It is the place that commemorates the miracle of ‘celebrating the scum of humanity’ and a wonder of the divine and transcendent guru-disciple matrix. After purchasing land of Makhowal, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib designated it as Chak Nanki. Later, it came to be popularized as Anandpur Sahib.
Punjab state is celebrating the 350th years of foundation of holy city Sri Anandpur Sahib. The celebrations began after Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal dedicated the 81 feet high ‘Khanda’, installed at Sri Anandpur Sahib to the humanity. The installed Khanda symbolizes the glorious legacy and rich cultural heritage of this holy city of bliss on its 350th foundation day. Facts about Sri Anandpur Sahib The holy city Sri Anandpur Sahib was founded in 1665 by the Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur, ninth Guru of Sikhs. Later in 1699, Khalsa Panth was created here by the Tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh. Anandpur Sahib is situated in a city in Rupnagar district (Ropar) of Punjab and located on the lower spurs of the Himalayas surrounded with the river Sutlej forming a border on the south west. It is commonly known as the holy City of Bliss which is one of the most important sacred places for Sikhs. It is closely linked with their religious traditions and history of Sikhism.