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 face of Guru ji for relieving him from the scorching heat.

Rai Bular (the hakam of Talwandi) saw this from a far off place. He thought that the child Guru Nanak has been bitten by the snake. When Rai Bular cautiously approached the Guru Nanak ji, the snake crawled to its pit. Rai Bular woke up Guru ji and was happy to find Him safe and sound.

Rai Bular, thus realized the divine personality of Guru Nanak and became his disciple. He made it clear to Mehta Kalu, father of Guru Nanak, that he should not take the Guru Nanak merely as his son but a revered holy prophet.

There is a grand building at this historical site. This place is situated amidst the thick population of Nankana Sahib.

After India- Pakistan partition in 1947, unfortunately, Sri Guru Granth Sahib has not been ceremoniously opened. However, a portrait of Guru ji has been placed at the sanctorum (where the pilgrims pay a visit). A vana tree immortalizes the historical place.

Gurdwara Maal Ji Sahib, Nankana Sahib, West Punjab, Pakistan

Leave a Comment