Guru Gobind Singh the pride of Bihar, also known as Gobind Rai who was the last and 10th Sikh guru born in Patna, 22nd December 1666 – 7th October 1708. He occupies a very special place in the hearts of the people of the State. Patna has a very beautifully build Gurudwara, “Takht Sri Patna Sahib”. It is built to commemorate his birthplace which is renowned throughout the country. The mesmerizing infrastructure of the Gurudwara was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh that is maintained till date.
He was the founder of the Sikh warrior community Khalsa which he established in 1699. Along with his major contribution towards Sikhism, he was also at substantial poet, a great warrior, a successful spiritual master and a philosopher. The holy book of Sikhism, Guru Granth Sahib was concluded and enshrined by him.
His father Guru Tegh Bahadur, who was the ninth Sikh Guru was executed for his refusal to convert to Islam. At a very young age of 9, Guru Gobind Singh was shouldered the responsibility of leading the community. There is a great history behind the inception of the Khalsa Community. He initiated the group with a duty to protect the innocent from the controversies of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. He also battled a total number of 13 wars in his lifetime against the Mughals and the Siwalik Kings.
The Sikh leader has a very prominent place in the state, Bihar as well as in the entire country. On his 350th birth anniversary, Patna celebrated it with a great deal of excitement and love. Sikhs from all over the world participated in the ‘PrakashMahotsav’. The Patna Sahib Gurudwara has a positive ambience with splendid infrastructure. This place is strongly rooted among the Sikhs as it is the birthplace of their last leader. The Sikhs from all over the country as well as the world pay their visit to this holy place. It is also a very famous heritage of our State.