The Akal Takht

THE AKAL TAKHT

The Akal Takht is one of the 5 Takhts of the Sikh religion and is located in the Golden temple complex. It symbolizes the dispensing of Justice and temporal activity of the Sikh religion and is the highest seat of the ‘Khalsa’ (a military and civil authority in Sikh culture) division, and was built by the 6th Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji. The place was established as a symbol of opposition to the tyranny of the 17th and 18th century rulers. The Akal Takht also houses the ancient weapons used by the Sikh warriors.

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