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Akal Takht


The Akal Takht meaning throne of the timeless one is one of five takhts of the Sikh religion. It is located in the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab, about 250 miles northwest of New Delhi. The Akal Takht was built by Guru Hargobind as a place of justice and consideration of temporal issues; the highest seat of earthly authority of the Khalsa and the place of the jathedar, the highest spokesman of the Sikhs.

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Google previewSikhism (2002)

by Jon Mayled

b The Akal Takht is a political, religious and community building. How might other religions benefit from a ...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies (2014)

by Pashaura Singh, Louis E. Fenech

Inside the rebuilt Akal Takht is a series of exhibition rooms and a 'gallery of martyrs', with portraits of many of those who died in the assault or were executed afterwards by the Indian government, as well as a painting depicting the damaged ...

Google previewTime Out India (2010)

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The Akal Takht is a five-storey structure across the courtyard facing the Darshani Deori. Built by Guru Hargobind in 1609, it is the seat of Sikh religious authority, and serves as the resting place for the Adi Granth at night. After the last prayers ...

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