||Gurdwara Sri Nanak Jhira Saheb
||Bidar , Karnataka
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||Guru Nanak Dev ji accompanied by his disciple Mardana stayed in the outskirts of the Bidar town .In the nearby were huts of Muslim fakirs, who took keen interest in the sermons and teachings of the great Guru. The news soon spread throughout Bidar and its surrounding areas about the holy Saint of the North and large number of people started coming to him to have his "Darshan" and seek his blessings. There used to be acute shortage of drinking water in Bidar. All efforts of the people to dig wells were of no avail. Even where the wells were dug the water was found to be unfit for drinking.
Guruji was greatly moved by the miserable condition of the people. With divine name on his lips and the mercy in his heart he touched the hillside with his toe and removed some rubble from the place. To the utter surprise of all, fountain of sweet, cool water gushed out of the hillside. The place soon came to be known as 'Nanak-Jhira'. Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev ji and Hola Mohalla festival attract large number of devotees from all over India and Bhai Sahib Singh one of the Panj Piaras (five beloved of Guru Gobind Singh) hailed from Bidar. Guru Sahib Singh, the fifth beloved disciple of Guru Gobind Singhji hailed from Bidar.
||Lata Kaur of Anita General store is very helpful 91-9945835939 , 08482-228524. Around 2000 sikhs stay in Bidar. By Air : From all major Airports to HYDERABAD, and from Hyderabad one can drive on Mumbai Highway,towards Zaheerabad and turn right and drive for 25Kms to reach Bidar. Total distance from Hyderabad to Bidar is approx. 130Kms .By Bus : From Hyderabad-Bidar: Bus service starts at 04.00AM and is available every 15Minutes . From Nanded-Bidar:Bus service available at 5.00AM,09.00AM,10.30AM,11.00AM & 05.00PM. Private taxis & buses also ply between Nanded to Bidar during day & night regularly
From Bangalore-Bidar:VOLVO private & Govt. buses available . About 4 to 5 lakh pilgrims and tourists visit Nanak Jhira every year.