Sultanpur Lodhi

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Sultanpur Lodhi is a town located in Kapurthala district, about 35 km south-east of Amritsar. One can reach here quite easily by driving from Kapurthala towards Harike Wetlands. It is situated on banks of a rivulet called Kali Bein.

Sultanpur Lodhi is an important place for Sikhism as the first guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, lived and meditated here for several years. This fact has earned the title of ‘Mecca of Sikhism’ for this place. Guru Nanak Dev Ji worked as a manager at one of Nawab’s provision stores. A number of gurudwaras are present in Sultanpur Lodhi so as to commemorate events and places associated with Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s life.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji used to worship here under a ber tree. Gurudwara Ber Sahib is built along the historic ber tree which is believed to be the same one under which Guru Nanak Dev Ji used to meditate. Sant Ghat is a place about 2km upstream Kali Bein from Gurudwara Ber Sahib where Guru Nanak Dev Ji had appeared after disappearing into Kali Bein. Here, He gave the message ‘No one is Hindu and no one is Muslim’.

Gurudwara Hatt Sahib: Guru Nanak Dev Ji used to work here as a manager of provision stores of the Nawab. The thirteen weights that were used by Guru Nanak Dev Ji are still kept here for display.

Gurudwara Antaryatma Sahib: It is believed that Guru Nanak Dev Ji had revealed the thoughts of Nawab Daulat Khan and a kadi, a Muslim priest, during a namaz (Muslim prayer). Upon hearing His words, both the Nawab and kadi fell at His feet.

Gurudwara Bebe Nanki Ji: This gurudwara is dedicated to Bebe Nanki Ji, who was the elder sister of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Though the actual house is under private possession, the gurudwara has been constructed by Bebe Nanaki Istri Satsang Charitable Trust, under aegis of Bibi Balvant Kaur of Birmingham (United Kingdom).

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