Sri Guru Ram Dass ji Niwas, Amritsar

Gurdwara Name Sri Guru Ram Dass ji Niwas Address Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar
Zipcode 143001 Phone 0183 2553957, 58, 59
Fax 0183 2553919 Contact Email
Sarai Available yes Sarai Contact Information
Sarai facilities AC room at Rs 300/day, cooler room at Rs 100/day. Refundable security deposit of Rs 300 . It also has facility for Dispensary, Post Office & railway booking nearby.
Sarai Room Count 160
Website URL http://www.sgpcsarai.com/
History Amritsar, which literally means a pool of nectar, i.e. the sacred sarowar , was founded in 1577 by Guru Ram Dass ji, the 4th Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Ramdas Sahib (Jetha ji) was born on Oct 9, 1534 at Chuna Mandi of Lahore in Pakistan & was son of Mata Daya Kaur ji and Baba Hari Das ji. His parents were too poor to meet even the daily needs and he had to earn his bread by selling boiled grams. His parents died when he was just 7 year old. He married Bibi Bhani Ji (daughter of Guru Amardas Sahib). She bore him three sons: Prithi Chand Ji, Mahadev Ji and Arjan Sahib (Guru) Ji. Guru Amardas Sahibji found him capable in every respect and worthy of the office of Guruship and installed him as Fourth Nanak on september 1, 1574. Guru Ramdas Sahibji laid the foundation stone of Chak Ramdas or Ramdas Pur, which is now called Amritsar. For this purpose he purchased land from the zamindars of the villages: Tung, Gilwali and Gumtala, and began digging of Santokhsar Sarover. Later on he suspended the work on Santokhsar and concentrated his attention on digging Amritsar Sarovar. Bhai Sahlo Ji and Baba Budha Ji, the two devoted Sikhs were assigned the supervising work. The new city (Chak Ramdas Pur) flourished soon as it was situated at the centre of international trade routes. It grew into an important center of trade in Punjab after Lahore. Guru Ramdas Sahib himself invited many merchants and artisans from the different walks of life and trades. Later on, it proved to be step of far-reaching importance. It provided a common place of worship to the Sikhs and paved the way for the future guidelines for the Sikhism as a different religion. Guru Ramdas Sahib ji introduced Masand system in place of Manji system and this step played a great role in the consolidation of Sikhism and composed Four Lawans and advised the Sikhs to recite them in order to solemnize the marriages of their children. Thus he introduced a new matrimonial system based upon Sikhism .He wrote 638 hymns in 30 ragas, these include 246 Padei 138 Saloks, 31 Ashtpadis and 8 Vars and are a part of Guru Granth Sahib ji . He nominated his youngest son (Guru) Arjan Sahib as Fifth Nanak. After this he left Amritsar and retired to Goindwal Sahib. There, after a few days he passed away for heaven on Bhadon Sudi 3rd (2nd Assu) Samvat 1638 (September 1, 1581).
Remarks For booking, one has to come in person here at the booking counter and for any help. * Manager, Sri Harmandir Sahib : 0183 2553953 * Information office: 0183 2553954 president@sgpc.net
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