Guru Gobind Singh Marg

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Guru Gobind Singh Marg is the route taken by tenth guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh from Anandpur Sahib to Talwandi Sabo. This memorable and eventful journey of 47 days by Sikh Guru and his troops has got significant place in the history of Punjab.[1] This highway, measuring about 577 kilometres [2] connects all the 91 sacred shrines with which Guru's name is eternally associated. On this marg 20 Dashmesh pillars, with the inscription of the holy and sacred verses of the great Guru have been installed.

Guru Gobind Singh Marg was inaugurated on April 10, 1973, amidst great rejoicing and fanfare with efforts of then Chief Minister of Punjab, Giani Zail Singh.[3] It is now proposed to extend this road up to Nanded, Maharashtra.[4]

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Prominent landmarks[edit]

Prominent Gurdwaras connected by this highway are Anandpur Sahib, Parivar Vichora, Bhatha Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, Machhiwara, Alamgir Sahib, Dina Kangar, Kotkapura, Muktsar and Talwandi Sabo.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Time period at Anandpur Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib". santsipahee.com. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Route map". Gurugobindsinghmarg.org. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Heritage preserved". Gurugobindsinghmarg.org. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Other States / Punjab News : Guru Gobind Singh Marg to be extended to Nanded". The Hindu. 2006-04-15. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 

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