Gurdwara Shikar Ghat Sahib, a beautiful piece of architecture, is perched on a low hill about 300 metres from the river bank with higher wooded hills in the background.
Its distance from Takht Sri Hazur Sahib by road, across a bridge built over the Godavari though kar-seva, is about 12 km's.
It is said that Guru Gobind Singh came here following the chase (shikar) and killed a rabbit which in a former birth had been Maula Karar, a Sikh contemporary of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji.
Maula Karar belonged to Sialkot (now in Pakistan). Maula Karar had once accompanied Guru Nanak during his travels, but when Guru Nanak went to see him on another occasion, Maula Karar avoided the Guru and hid himself for fear that the Guru might take him away again on a long journey.
Guru Nanak went away, but Maula Karar was bitten by a snake while he was hiding and died soon after. His repentent soul had since been wandering in different sub-human bodies until, so goes the legend, Guru Gobind Singh emancipated it by the touch of his arrow.
The present building complex of Gurdwara Sri Shikar Ghat Sahib was re-laid by Baba Jiwan Singh and Baba Dalip Singh Karseva Wale during the 1960s and early 1970s.
The square sanctum, where sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is seated on a canopied throne of white marble, is in the middle of a square hall with walls covered with white marble slabs and ceiling with white glazed tiles.
Above the hall, there is a dome over the sanctum, domed kiosks at the corners, and decorative domelets along the length of the walls. The entire exterior from the base up to the top of the dome is covered with white marble slabs.
Even the pinnacle is of white marble. This Gurdwara at top of a small hill leaves a very healthy and ever lasting impression on the Sikhs visiting this holy spot. The Gurdwara is managed by the Gurdwara Board Takht Sri Hazur Sahib.
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