Facts about gurudwara darbar sahib kartarpur – Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, also known as Kartarpur Sahib, is a very famous gurdwara. It is located in Shakargarh, Kartarpur in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The gurudwara is built on the historic site where Guru Nanak settled and assembled the Sikh community after his missionary travels (Udasis to Haridwar, Baghdad, Nepal, Mecca-Medina, Kashmir, Lanka). He lived there for 18 years until his death in 1539. To know interesting facts about Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur and why Darbar Sahib Kartarpur holds a great significance, read the whole article.
Interesting facts about Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur
- The gurdwara is significant because of its location as it lies near the border between Pakistan and India. It is located in the Shakargarh Tehsil of the Narowal District in Punjab, Pakistan.
- Kartarpur Sahib is located five kilometers from the Indo-Pakistani border and is a top tourist attraction for people visiting Pakistan.
- The main shrine building was built in 1925 costing Rs. 1,35,600, which was donated by Sardar Bhupinder Singh, the Maharaja of Patiala. Later in 1995, it was repaired by the Pakistan Government and fully restored in 2004.
- The gurudwara is visible from the Indian side of the border. The people of India gather in large numbers and binoculars are installed from where they perform darshan.
- It is believed that in 1515, Guru Nanak founded the Kartarpur town by Ravi River.
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- The gurdwara is built where Guru Nanak took his last breath.
- Here, Guru Nanak gave three principles that are Kirat Karo, Naam Japo, and Wand Chako. These principles mean work hard for a livelihood, keep remembering God and share your rewards with the world.
- According to a popular legend, there was a dispute between the local Hindus and Muslims after Guru Nanak died. Muslims wanted to bury him while Hindus wanted to cremate his body. But the Guru Nanak’s body turned into flowers, which were then divided between the two communities.
- A historic corridor, the Kartarpur Corridor, to the Gurdwara was opened on 9 November 2019, allowing Indian pilgrims rare visa-free access to the site in Pakistan.
- Every year, Sikhs from India travel to Pakistan to visit the gurudwara majorly on four occasions – on Baishakhi, the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev, and the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev.