Akal means timeless (eternal) and Takht means throne, so
Akal Takht means the Throne of Eternal. It is one of the five
sacred Takhts of Sikhs namely Takht Shri Damdama Sahib, Takht
Shri Keshgarh Sahib, Takht Shri Patna Sahib and Takht Shri
Hazoor (Hazur) Sahib. It is the chief seat of Sikh religious
authority. Akal Takht is constructed in the premises of Golden
Temple in Amritsar. It has full authority to summon and order
penitence on persons charged with violation of religious discipline.
It is the oldest Takht among all the five Takhts.
It was constructed for discussion of temporal issues of the
Sikhs. Akal Takht stands as an emblem of Justice. Guru Granth
Sahib is kept at Akal Takht in the nighttime.
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