The Akal Takht (Punjabi: ਅਕਾਲ ਤਖ਼ਤ, akāla taḵẖata) is the second holiest shrine of the Sikhs. Akal means The Timeless One - another term for God. Takht means 'throne'. Hence, Akal Takht translates as The Throne of the Timeless One.It sits directly in front of the Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar. The Akal Takht was made by the Sikhs' sixth Guru, Guru Har Gobind. It was built for the Sikhs to discuss temporal issues whereas the Harmandir Sahib was for spiritual issues(the concept of 'Miri' and 'Piri'). Punjabi (also Panjabi; in GurmukhÄ«, PanjÄbÄ« in ShÄhmukhÄ«) is the language of the Punjabi people and the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. ... A Sikh man wearing a turban A Sikh is a follower of Sikhism, a religious faith originating in the Punjab. ... Image:Http://www. ... Takht (bed, seat, or podium) is the representative musical ensemble, the orchestra, of Arab music. ... The Golden Temple The Golden Temple is also known as Harmandir Sahib or Hari Mandir by the Sikhs. ... The Golden Temple. ... Amritsar (Punjabi: , , Hindi: . ), meaning Pool of the Nectar of Immortality, is the administrative headquarter of the Amritsar District in Punjab, India. ... Mid-nineteenth century miniature of Guru Hargobind. ...
The head priest or jathedar of the Akal Takht is recognised as the highest spiritual authority in all of Sikhdom. The present head priest is Sardar Joginder Singh Vedanti.
The Akal Takht is one of five sacred takhts in the Sikh faith. The other takhts are:
Categories: Sikhism stubs | Religious buildings and structures stubs | Sikh places Damdama Sahib is located in Talwandi Sabo (village near Bhatinda). ... Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib (the birth place of the Khalsa) is located in Anandpur, it was created by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. ... Hazur Sahib is located on the banks of Godavari river in Maharashtra. ... Patna Sahib is located in Patna capital city of Bihar. ...
The word Akal, a negative of kal(time), is the equivalent of timeless, beyond time, everlasting, and takht, in Persian, that of royal throne or chair of state.
AkalTakht would thus mean "timeless or everlasting throne" or throne of the Timeless One, i.e.
AkalTakht was again the venue of the sarbatt khalsa on Baisakhi day, 10 April 1763, when through gurmata it was decided to go out to the help of a Brahman who had brought the complaint that his wife had been forcibly abducted by the Afghan chief of Kasur.
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