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The word 'Takhat' literally means ‘seat of power’ or ‘throne of authority’ and refers to one of the 5 bodies of authority for the Sikhs. Sometimes the word ‘Takhat’ is spelt ‘Takat’ or even ‘Takht’. These authoritative bodies of power are:
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[[Image:Akal-takhat-2.jpg|thumb|The Akal Takhat in the morning as the sun rises|right]]
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The word '''Takhat''' {{gu|ਤਖਤ}} literally means 'throne', 'royal seat' or ‘seat of power’ or ‘throne of authority’. It is common to refer to the central presence of the [[Guru]] in the main prayer hall in a Sikh temple as the "[[Guru's Takhat]]". It is a dominant platform upon which the [[holy Granth]] is place in the [[Darbar hall]] in [[Sikh Gurdwara]]s.
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It is also the name used to refers to one of the 5 main bodies of authority for the [[Sikh]]s. Sometimes the word ‘Takhat’ is spelled ‘Takat’ or even ‘Takht’. These authoritative bodies of power are:
  
 
*[[Akal Takhat]] at Amritsar,  
 
*[[Akal Takhat]] at Amritsar,  
*[[Takhat KeshGarh Sahib]] at Anandpur,  
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*[[Takhat Keshgarh Sahib]] at Anandpur,  
 
*[[Takhat Patna Sahib]] in Bihar District,  
 
*[[Takhat Patna Sahib]] in Bihar District,  
*T[[akhat Hazur Sahib]] in Nanded and  
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*[[Takhat Hazur Sahib]] in Nanded and  
 
*[[Takhat Damdama Sahib]] in Talwandi Sabo, Bhatinda.
 
*[[Takhat Damdama Sahib]] in Talwandi Sabo, Bhatinda.
  
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==See also==
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* [[Guru Har Gobind]]
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* [[Akal Takhat , Background]]
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* [[The so-called Jathedar of Akal Takhat Sahib]]
  
External Links:
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==External Links==
*[[http://www.sikhcyber.com/akaltakhatsahib.htm Akal Takhat by Sikhcyber.com]]
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*[http://www.sikhcyber.com/akaltakhatsahib.htm Akal Takhat by Sikhcyber.com]
*[[http://www.takhatsrihazursahib.org/ Takhat Hazur Sahib]]
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*[http://www.takhatsrihazursahib.org/ Takhat Hazur Sahib]
*[[http://allaboutsikhs.com/gurudwaras/gd-anand2.htm Takhat Keshgarh Sahib by allabpoutsikhs.com]]
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*[http://allaboutsikhs.com/gurudwaras/gd-anand2.htm Takhat Keshgarh Sahib by allabpoutsikhs.com]
*[[http://homepage.ntlworld.com/adsingh/Gurdwaras/Patna_Sahib.htm Patna Sahib by A D Singh]]
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*[http://homepage.ntlworld.com/adsingh/Gurdwaras/Patna_Sahib.htm Patna Sahib by A D Singh]
*[[http://www.santsipahee.com/saintsoldier/damdama-sahib.htm Damdama Sahib by sansipahee.cpm]]
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*[http://www.santsipahee.com/saintsoldier/damdama-sahib.htm Damdama Sahib by sansipahee.cpm]
  
  

Latest revision as of 19:40, 7 February 2012

The Akal Takhat in the morning as the sun rises

The word Takhat (Gurmukhi: ਤਖਤ) literally means 'throne', 'royal seat' or ‘seat of power’ or ‘throne of authority’. It is common to refer to the central presence of the Guru in the main prayer hall in a Sikh temple as the "Guru's Takhat". It is a dominant platform upon which the holy Granth is place in the Darbar hall in Sikh Gurdwaras.


It is also the name used to refers to one of the 5 main bodies of authority for the Sikhs. Sometimes the word ‘Takhat’ is spelled ‘Takat’ or even ‘Takht’. These authoritative bodies of power are:

See also

External Links