Gurudwara Patti Sahib, Pakistan

Gurudwara Patti Sahib, Pakistan

‘Patti’ means ‘Alphabet’. It is the site where Guru Nanak learnt the various languages and particular the alphabet of these languages. This Gurdwara is close to the Gurdwara Bal Lilah. At this site, Guru Nanak Dev Ji used to learn Devnagri. Later on, he went to Pandit Brij Lal for learning Sanskrit. At the age of 13, Guru ji went to Maulvi Kutab-Ud-Din of Talwandi to learn Persian. But the wisdom and the spiritual enlightment…

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Gurudwara Bal Lilah Nankana Sahib, Pakistan

Gurudwara Bal Lilah Nankana Sahib, Pakistan

Gurdwara Bal Lilah is situated 400 yards away from the holy shrine of Janam Asthan. The holy pond Nanaksar with this Gurdwara was built by Rai Bular, the ruler of Talwandi. This site is related with the wonderful adventure of the early childhood of the Guru. The Guru in his infancy, used to enlighten the minds of his mates, while playing with them. The Gurdwara had formerly 120 acres of land and a cash endowment. Before…

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Gurudwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib, Pakistan

Gurudwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib, Pakistan

Nankana Sahib is the Birth Place of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji (first Guru of Sikhs) Nankana Sahib is a holy place where the founder of Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev ji was born early in the morning to Mata Tripta Ji and Mehta Kalu Ji on 15th April, 1469 (Baisakh sudi 3, Samwat 1526). Bhai Gurdas in his Var (Var 1/27) has equated this event with –  the sun that lights up the earth after…

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib – New Delhi

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib – New Delhi

A magnificent and spacious bungalow in Delhi owned by Raja Jai Singh Amber (Jaipur) who commanded great respect and honour in the court of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb now enjoys the status of a holy Shrine called Gurdwara Bangla Sahib. The eighth Guru Sri Harkishan had stayed here for a few months as guest of Raja Jai Singh. Since then it has become a place of pilgrimage for both, Hindus and Sikhs. They pay their respect…

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Gurdwara Pehli Patshahi, Bushehr, Iran

Gurdwara Pehli Patshahi, Bushehr, Iran

Gurdwara Pehli Patshahi (Gurdwara of the first Master) at Bandar-e-Bushehr the main port on the Iranian coast located across the Persian Gulf from present day Al Kuwayt, (28.9184° N 50.8382° E), was a popular stopping point for Muslim Pilgrims on the yearly Hajj in the days of Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak Sahib stopped over at this port during his visit to Mecca (Saudi Arabia) as a ‘Hajji’ in 1519-20. Before rounding Arabia and sailing up…

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