Akal Takht Sahib (Punjabi: ਅਕਾਲ ਤਖ਼ਤ means The Throne of the Timeless One) is the highest seat of authority of the Khalsa. Akal Takhat Sahib is first among the five Sikh Takhts. It was built by the Guru Hargobind Sahib and is located in the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab.
Akal Takht Sahib’s location with the precincts of Harmandir Sahib symbolizes the concepts of “Miri” and “Piri” (interlocking of temporal with the spiritual) in Sikhi.
As Akal Takhat Sahib stands for the idea of freedom, it was attacked by various rulers from time to time during past centuries. In the 18th century, Ahmed Shah Abdali led a series of attacks on Akal Takht Sahib and Harmandir Sahib.
In June 1984 Indian army attempted to destroy the building of Akal Takht Sahib during armed attack on Harmandar Sahib complex. After the June 1984 attack Akal Takhat Sahib was rebuilt by the Sikhs in 1986.