Patna City

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Patna City
Patna Sahib/Patna Saheb
Neighbourhood
Patna City is located in Patna
Patna City
Patna City
Location in Patna, India
Coordinates: 25°35′10″N 85°11′4″E / 25.58611°N 85.18444°E / 25.58611; 85.18444Coordinates: 25°35′10″N 85°11′4″E / 25.58611°N 85.18444°E / 25.58611; 85.18444
Country  India
State Bihar
Metro Patna
Government
 • Body Patna Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • Spoken Hindi, English (main official) and Punjabi (liturgical)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 800008[1]
Planning agency Patna Regional Development Authority
Civic agency Patna Municipal Corporation
Lok Sabha Patna Sahib (Lok Sabha constituency)
Vidhan Sabha Patna Sahib (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Patna City, popularly known as Patna Sahib or Patna Saheb is a neighbourhood in Patna, Bihar, India. It is regarded as very sacred by the Sikhs in India.[2] The tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh was born there. The Patna Sahib Gurudwara is considered to be one of the holiest of the five "Takths" or seat of authority of the Sikhs. The place is named Harminder Takth though the Sikhs respectfully call it Patna Sahib. The famous Guru Gobind Sahib Gurudwara is an important shrine for Sikhs from all over the world.[3]

Overview[edit]

Patna City is an old area of Patna. Patna City history belongs to Patliputra. Patna City comes under Patna Sahib (Vidhan Sabha constituency).[4] Bengali Colony, Jhauganj, Rambagh, Kali Asthan, Nehru Tola, Marufganj, Bihar Mills Colony are major areas of Patna City. The main Guru Gobind road connects Patna Sahib Gurudwara and Patna City Chowk. Mangal Talab is a water body located here. Patna City has all sorts of facilities like schools, hospitals for its residents. Other than Sikh Religious center it has a number of Hindu Temples and Mosques. It has a number of Boarding and Lodging facilities around religious centers. Patna Ghat is the Ganga side Ghat of Patna City. This area is served by Deedarganj police station of Patna Police.[5] Today, Patna City is also a major trading centre.[6]

Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji, Patna Sahib

Major Landmarks[edit]

Transport[edit]

It has its own railway station, known as Patna Sahib railway station. It is connected to many metropolitan cities of India by the Howrah-Delhi Main Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Details of Post Office PATNA CITY, PATNA pincode.net.in
  2. ^ Patna thesikhencyclopedia
  3. ^ GURDWARA PATNA SAHIB PACKAGE TOUR
  4. ^ "Rural voters to help EC create awareness in towns". 
  5. ^ News in Brief Calcutta Telegraph. Retrieved Nov 28, 2011
  6. ^ Patna traveladvisorindia