Gurdwara Sri Kandh Sahib, Batala

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Sri Kandh Sahib Address Guru Nanak Dev Ji , Batala , Distt. Gurdaspur
Zipcode 143505 Phone 01871 240361
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Sarai facilities Three individual rooms with common bath .
Sarai Room Count 3
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History This pious place is associated with Guru Nanak Dev Ji's marriage as he came as a bridegroom from Sultanpur Lodhi and rested here for a while in 1487 A.D. and married Bibi Sulakhni, daughter of Mul Chand Chauna. It is said Guru Nanak Dev ji refused to be married according to the prevalent rites. As he was a reformer, he suggested a simpler wedding ceremony. The Brahmins resisted and Mul Chand Chauna, would be father-in-law of the Guruji, refused to marry his daughter to Guruji according to any other rites. He even threatened to send the wedding party back. On the other hand Bhandari family of Batala offered to marry their daughter to Guruji if Mul Chand broke his daughter's engagement to the bridegroom. A discussion took place between the Brahmins and Guru Nanak Dev ji and he was given a seat near a crooked decaying mud-wall which was about to fall. The idea was to bury Guru Nanak Dev ji under the mud wall by giving it a little push. However an old lady informed Guru Nanak Dev ji who smiled and proclaimed, "This wall will not fall for centuries. The will of God shall prevail." Centuries have passed. The wall (Kandh) still stands intact, shielded in glass, within Gurudwara Kandh Sahib. A gala celebration is held every year on the anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji's marriage. A big procession is taken out to mark the occasion.
Remarks Batala, the largest town of Gurdaspur district was founded about the year 1465 AD, during the reign of Behlol Lodhi, by Raja Ram Deo, a Bhati Rajput, on a piece of land granted to him by Tatar Khan, Governor of Lahore. Akbar gave it in Jagir to Shamsher Khan, his foster brother, who greatly improved and beautified the town and built a magnificent tank, which still exists. Batala was held by Kanheya and Ramgarhia (sikh confederacies). Sher Singh, son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, built a number of buildings . Its 2 km. from Batala bus stand to Gurdwara Sahib and rickshaw charges Rs.15
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