Nanded Knowledge Guide
Origins of Sikhism in Nanded
Nanded is associated with some important Sikh gurus. For example, Guru Nanak (1469 – 1539 CE) passed through Nanded on his way to Sri Lanka. Guru Gobind Singh (1666 – 1708 CE) arrived in Nanded with the mughal emperor Bahadur Shah I (1643 – 1712 CE) near the end of August in 1707 CE. When Bahadur moved on to Golconda Singh remained in Nanded. Singh proclaimed he was the last (tenth) living guru and established the sacred text, the Guru Granth Sahib as an eternal "living" leader. Guru Gobind Singh died without a lineal descendant due to the martyrdom of his four sons.In about 1835, Maharaja Ranjit Singh commissioned the construction of a gurdwara at Nanded. It was built on the site of Guru Gobind Singh's cremation. The gurdwara is part of the Hazur Sahib. In 2008, the tercentenary of the passing of the guruship to Guru Granth Sahib, Guru-ta-Gaddi celebrations were held in Nanded.