Damdama Sahib, also known as Talwandi Sabo (29 - 59'N, 75 - 5'E), is a small town 28 km southeast of Bathinda in the Punjab, is sacred to the Sikhs as the seat of one of their five takhts or centres of highest religious authority. Damdama Sahib, place of repose where the Guru had some respite after a period of continuous turmoil, was visited successively by Guru Tegh Bahadur while travelling in these parts in the early 1670s, and Guru Gobind Singh who stayed here for over nine months in 1706. Tradition also recounts a visit by Guru Nanak during one of his journeys across the country. In the earlier half of the eighteenth century. the place became a cantonment for the Sikhs as well as a seat of learning. It gained renown especially under Baba Deep Singh Shahid. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee approved, vide Resolution No. 32, dated 18 November 1966, Damdama Sahib as a takht, adjured the Khalsa to keep this takht in mind as they did in the past while saying their ardas, and recommended to the Punjab Government amendment to the Gurdwara Act so that the jathedar of the takht, like those of the other four takhts, could be counted as an ex officio member of the Shriomani Committee. Several shrines, sarovars and bungas survive as relics of its historical past.