||Gurudwara Chola Sahib Dera Baba Nanak
||V.P.O. & Teh. Dera Baba Nanak, Distt Gurdaspur
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||15 rooms with attached bath .
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||After a lifetime of travel and converting the masses Guru Nanak Dev ji settled down here at Kartarpur on his farm on the banks of the river Ravi. Guru Nanak Dev ji discarded his pilgrims dress and adopted the clothes of a householder. Guru Nanak Dev ji believed that true religion could be practiced and salvation achieved while living in the world without the need for renunciation. Guru Nanak Dev ji also taught his Sikhs the great value of earning an honest living. Here Guru Nanak Dev ji settled down with his family and many followers and started farming the land. Days would be spent in farming while mornings and evenings would be spent in prayer and singing the praises of God. Over centuries the river Ravi has shifted courses and the part of the farm where Guru Nanak Dev ji passed away in 1539 is on the other side of the river in Pakistan, while Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak is on the Indian side of the border where Guru Nanak Dev ji used to meditate daily. In the Gurdwara is preserved a chola (robe) which Guru Nanak received as a gift while visiting Mecca. A fair called the Maghi fair is held here every January.
Guru Ji told Kabli Mal in his dreams that their Dress ( Cholla ) was at the mountain of Bulakh Bukhara. This dress still present at Dera Baba Nanak.
||Its 1 km from bus stand and rickshaw charges Rs. 10.