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Nanded Gurudwara (Nanded)

 Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchal Nagar Sahib Gurudwara in Nanded is where Guru Gobind Singhji, the tenth of the 11 Sikh gurus, held his final congregation.

Districts/ Region    
Nanded District, Maharashtra, India.

History    
Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchal Nagar Sahib Gurudwara is one of the most important gurudwaras of the Sikhs where the ‘Takhat’ is located. The 10th guru of the Sikhs, Shri Guru Gobind Singhji, breathed his last on October 7, 1708. At the time of his death, Shri Guru Gobind Singhji asked for the Guru Granth Sahib to be installed there from then this came to be known as the ‘Takhat Sahib.’ 
The present building of the Takhat Sahib was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh which took 5 years to complete (1832-1837). He used marble and gold plating to decorate the gurdwara during his reign. The complex of the Takhat Sahib is spread over several hectares. Besides the Takhat Sahib main shrine, it also includes two other shrines. The Bunga Mai Bhago Ji is a large room where the Guru Granth Sahib is seated, and some historical weapons are on display. 
The inner room of the gurdwara is called the Angitha Sahib. It is built over the place where Guru Gobind Singh was cremated in 1708. This site is now one of the five Takht Sahibs which are places of primary importance to the Sikhs. In the two-storey building, the interiors are artistically ornamented. The walls have been covered with golden plates. The dome is made of gold-plated copper. Some of the sacred relics of Guru Gobind Singh are preserved here. These include a golden dagger, a matchlock gun, an archer with 35 arrows, two bows, a steel shield studded with precious stones, and five golden swords.

Geography    
Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchal Nagar Sahib Gurudwara is situated on the banks of River Godavari.

Weather/Climate    
The region has a hot and dry climate. The summers are more extreme than winters and monsoon, with a temperature up to 40.5 degrees Celsius.
Winters are mild, and the average temperature varies from 28-30 degrees Celsius.
Monsoon season has extreme seasonal variations, and the annual rainfall in the region is around 726 mm. 

Things to do    
In the Gurudwara complex:-
●    Bunga Mai Bhago Ji hall
●    Angitha Bhai Daya Singh shrine
●    Dharam Singh shrine

Nearest tourist place    

●    Sikh Museum (1 KM)
●    Badi Darga (1.1 KM)
●    Nanded Fort (1.7 KM)
●    Bhaveshwar Temple (2.7 KM)
●    Kaleshwar Temple (7.8 KM)
●    Asna River Dam (9.4 KM)
●    Kandhar fort (38.9 KM)

How to travel 
By Rail, Air, Road (train ,flight,  bus ) with distance and required time    
By Air :- Nearest Airport is Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Airport (7.7 KM)
By Rail :- Nearest railway station is Huzur Sahib Nanded (1.7 KM)
By Road :- MSRTC Nanded Bus Stand (1.8 KM). Several passenger bus services operate out of Nanded providing easy overnight connectivity with almost every major city in Maharashtra.

Nanded is 580 KM east of Mumbai via NH61. It is a 257 KM drive from Aurangabad and 444 KM from Pune. Nanded is about 250 KM from Hyderabad. 

Special food speciality and hotel    
Devotees can partake in ‘Guru ka langar’ for free meals in Gurudwara. 
Famous foods here are:- Tehri, Biryani, Shakes and the local sweet dish is Imarti.

Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station    
All the devotees visiting Takhat Sahib are provided free as well as rented rooms during their stay in Nanded. 
Many Hospitals in the vicinity of Gurudwara.
Nearest Police station:- Vazirabad police station (0.6 KM)
Nearest Post office:- Nanded Head Post Office (1.1 KM)

Visiting Rule and Time
The best time to visit is the Winter season from November to February.
To witness the Gurudwara in its full swing, tourists should visit during the Sikh festivals. 
The Gurudwara is open to the public for 24 hours on all days of the year.

Language spoken in area    
English, Hindi, Marathi.