Anandpur Sahib

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  • Anandpur
  • Punjab
  • India
  • Population

    13,886 in 2001.

  • Languages

    Punjabi is the official language while Hindi is also spoken

  • Calling Code

    01887

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Anandpur Sahib is a city of Rupnagar District, commonly called Roper in Punjab. It is one of the most sacred places for people of Sikh religion. Situated in the lower spurs of Himalayas, this city touches the borders of the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by picturesque landscapes. River Sutlej forms the south-west boundary of this city and adds on to the natural beauty of this location.

Anandpur Sahib is also called the Holy City of Bliss. Its religious and historical importance for Sikhs is immense. The city was founded in 1665 by Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru. He had bought a piece of land here and raised a new habitation. The place came to be known as Chakk Nanaki after the Guru's mother, Nanaki. It was later that the name was changed to Anandpur Sahib. There are numerous gurudwaras and forts built by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in and around this city.

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