Toshakhana is a Persian word used for food or provisions for journey or food articles in general or storage room means, in Punjabi, a treasury or secured storehouse for valuables. It is now generally used for the storehouse in the Darbar Sahib complex at Amritsar where costly items presented as offerings to the Harmandir Sahib, the Akal Takhat and the shrine of Baba Atal Rai, and it is guarded by employees of the Darbar Sahib. These articles often displayed at Harmandir Sahib are nearly 50 ,10 at Akal Takhat Sahib and 6 at Baba Atal Rai Gurdwara.
The Toshakhana was damaged during "Operation Blue Star" on the night of 5/6 June 1984 when it was hit by cannon fire from the Indian army tanks that had been driven onto the parikarma. The treasury, however, remained intact except that the famous Hyderabad canopy was scorched by heat generated by the explosion/s.