Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib Address Kartarpur Sahib, Narowal District , Gurdaspur
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History Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is at a distance of three km from Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, with the Ravi separating them. The original abode established by Guru Nanak was washed away by floods of the river Ravi and the present Gurudwara was established by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Recently, there has been lobbying to open the corridor for Sikhs from India to visit the shrine without any hindrance or visa. It lies only 3km from the border. A bridge, which joined the two gurdwaras was bombarded during the 1965 Indo-Pak war. Also check below the Kartapur bir photo
Remarks Guru Nanak Devji spent 17 years of his life in Kartarpur, where he attracted followers from the Hindu and Muslim communities. Kartarpur is a perfect illustration of the pluralist culture of the sub continent, as when Guru Nanak Devji passed away at Kartarpur (in 1539) both Hindus and Muslims laid claim to his body. Ultimately it was decided that overnight, flowers would be placed by both Hindus and Muslims on his body. Whoever flowers withered next morning would lose claim. The next morning when the cloth was removed, the body was missing and flowers of both communities were found in the same shape as they had been put in. The two communities finally decided to divide the cloth, and the Muslims buried it while the Hindus consigned it to fire . Therefore both a grave and a smadh exist here. It is correct to say that Dera Baba Nanak, is sacred to all religions as three shrines of Guru Nanak Devji exist in the form of an Islamic grave, a Hindu samadh and the Sikhs angitha. Nowhere else in the world three shrines of a single person coexist.
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