Lost Gurudwara of Guru Nanak, Kabul, Afghanistan

Lost Gurudwara of Guru Nanak, Kabul, Afghanistan

Guru Nanak Dev ji on his way back from Mecca travelled through Afghanistan. At Kabul, the capital city, he held discourse several Muslim holy men. They cautioned him to be careful because he was travelling in a -predominantly Muslim land. Guru ji told them that Gods light shines alike in all; even their bodies He made alike. Some undergo circumcision and call themselves Muslims, others make a vermilion mark on their forehead and wear a…

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Gurudwara Baba Nanak, Baghdad, Iraq

Gurudwara Baba Nanak, Baghdad, Iraq

Guru Nanak Dev ji visited Baghdad, capital of Iraq, on his way back from Mecca and Madina. He stayed outside the city to the west of Dajala (Tigris) River, about two kilometers north of Baghdad West railway station. Guru Nanak Dev ji shouted the call to prayer, on which the whole population became wrapped in silent astonishment. Guru ji omitted the usual words Muhammad ar Rasul Allah, and substituted Arabic words of a similar sound…

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Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi, Lahore

Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi, Lahore

This historical Gurudwara is situated just inside Delhi Darwaza near old Kotwali Chowk in Sirianwala Bazaar at Lahore. All the gates of the city lead to this historic place. In 1510 A.D. (1567 B.K.), Guru Nana ji, reached the house of Duni Chand, an ardent follower of the Guru. The day Guru Nanak reached there, Duni Chand was performing Shradha (rituals on death anniversary) of his father. Guru ji while expounding on the futility of such ceremonies,…

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Gurudwara Panja Sahib, Hasan Abdal

Gurudwara Panja Sahib, Hasan Abdal

In the year 1521 A.D. while on an Udasi mission tour, Guru Nanak Dev and his minstrel companion Mardana stopped in Hasan Abdal of Punjab, which is now the home of historic gurdwara Panja Sahib in modern day Pakistan. This Ancient city of Hasan  Abdal is in a hilly area at a distance of 45 kilometres from Rawalpindi to the west side of the mountain. Guru Nanak and Mardana had been traveling in the heat…

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Gurudwara Sacha Sauda, Chuharkana

Gurudwara Sacha Sauda, Chuharkana

This Gurudwara is about 37 miles from Lahore on the Lahore-Lyallpur Railway Line. Mehta Kalu, father of Guru Nanak, gave him Rs. 20 /- to start his first business. On the way to his destination, Guru ji met few hungry sadhus. Guru ji decided to use his money to buy groceries and prepared langar to serve hungry Sadhus. Later, when Mehta Kalu learnt about it, he was not happy with this decision. Maharaja Ranjit Singh built a Gurudwara at this place, where…

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Gurudwara Guru HarGobind Sahib Nankana Sahib

Gurudwara Guru HarGobind Sahib Nankana Sahib

Guru Hargobind Ji sanctified Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in 1613 A.D. (samwat 1670) with his visit, after returning from Kashmir. The Guru deputed Baba Almast, a desciple of Baba Sri Chand, to render care and service to the Gurdwara. Guru ji had brought Almast along with him from Kashmir during his journey. A Gurdwara stands erected at the place where Guru Hargobind ji rested for three days. It is situated in the close vicinity of Gurdwara…

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Gurudwara Tambu Sahib Nankana Sahib

Gurudwara Tambu Sahib Nankana Sahib

This Gurudwara is about one kilometer from Guru Nanak Janam Asthan. Mehta kalu, father of Guru Nanak, gave Him Rs. 20/- to start a new business. Guru ji went to Chuharakana to start a business. But instead, he used that money to feed hungry pilgrims (aka Sadhus). Guru Nanak rested for a while at this place while returning from Chuharakana. When Mehta Kalu learnt about this at this location, he was annoyed with his son….

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Gurudwara Kiara Sahib Nankana Sahib

Gurudwara Kiara Sahib Nankana Sahib

Guru Nanak ji used to graze cattle here. It is about 1.5 km from the Guru ji’s Janam Asthan. One day, while Guru ji was resting under a shady tree, He was immersed in thoughts and the cattle went astray in the fields of a farmer. The clamoring made by the farm owners disturbed the Guru from his trance. Owners and farmers at the nearby fields got together to complain to Rai Bular. So, Guru…

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Gurudwara Mall Ji Sahib Nankana Sahib

Gurudwara Mall Ji Sahib Nankana Sahib

This Gurudwara is connected with adventures of the early childhood of the Guru in particular the events link to the Cobra, Rai Bular and Mehta Kalu(father of Guru Nanak). One day while grazing the cattle, the Guru was resting under a shady tree and He went into trance. As the day passed, the shadows were falling down and His divinely face happened to get direct sunshine. A big cobra spread its hood on the very…

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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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