Nanded the sacred city for the Sikhs
The story of Nanded
Nanded was not destined to become a sacred city. This city east of Maharashtra is a medium-sized city.
His story is quite old. But his sacredness comes from Gobind Singh, the tenth and the last Sikh guru.
When Aurangzeb died, Bahadur Shah became the new Mughal emperor. He invited Gobind Singh to meet him in the Deccan to begin a process of reconciliation between the Mughal Empire and the Sikhs. Gobind Singh then moved to Nanded for the talks to begin.
The succession war between Bahadur Shah and his brothers (a constant in the history of the Mughal empire) delayed the process. Meanwhile, Wazir Khan, a general of the Mughal army, sent two assassins to kill the guru. Some sources say that the order did not come from Wazir Khan.
The two assassins performed their misdeeds and were killed in the assassination attempt. Gobind Singh died of his wounds on October 7, 1708.
We will begin our tour on the banks of the Godavari river. We will explore the various Sikh buildings in the city. After visiting the Gurudwara (Sikh temple), we will restore on site. We will end the day in a garden with a sound and light show.
Information about the tour
We will visit sacred places so long clothes are mandatory (for men and women).
In gurudwara, it is obligatory to cover one’s head. Headbands will be provided at the entrance. You can bring your own.
Remember to bring sunglasses and a hat.
Take some walking shoes.
Remember to take a camera.
The tour includes a guide, transportation, appetizers, a snack.
We will pick you up at your hotel.
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