Gurdwara Keshgarh Sahib (Anandpur Sahib)
The Historical Gurdwara Of Kesgarh Sahib. At Takht Kesgarh Sahib , Khalsa Was Born On The Day Of Baisakhi.Now Baisahi is celebrated with lot of JOSH all over punjab.Also the farmers cut their crops on this day and enjoy a lot.
The congregation was shocked and afraid, the third time Guru Gobind Singh repeated his call, Daya Ram stood up and offered his head. Guru Gobind Singh took him into a tent. The sound of a sword cutting a body was heard and blood trickled out of the tent. Guru Gobind Singh emerged from the tent and asked for another Sikh. Dharam Das stood up and volunteered. Again the same episode was repeated. Three more Sikhs offered their heads to the Guru in the same way, Mukham Chand, Himmat Rai and Sahib Chand. After some time Guru Gobind Singh brought the five Sikhs before the congregation dressed in new clothes and revealed to the congregation that he had really slaughtered five goats inside the tent. Guru Gobind Singh then baptized them with amrit (sweetened water) stirred with his Khanda, The Guru called them his Five Beloved Ones and gave them the last name 'Singh' which means Lion. Guru Gobind Singh then humbly bowed before the Five Beloved Ones and asked them to initiate Him into the Khalsa Brotherhood. Never in history has the leader of a religion bowed down before his followers for baptism. Some of the original weapons of Guru Gobind Singh as well as the khanda (two edged sword) used by the Guru to stir the amrit (sweet water) during the Khalsa baptism ceremony are kept here.
The five Panj forts Qilas contructed by Guru Gobind Singh at Anandpur Sahib are:
Keshgarh at the center (now a Takhat),
Anandgarh (fort of bliss),
Lohgarh (fort of steel),
Holgarh (fort of colour) and
Fatehgarh (fort of victory).
All the forts were joined together with earthworks and underground tunnels. The construction began in 1689 and took over ten years to complete.