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Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith, was married here to Bihi Sulakhni, daughter of Mul Chand Chauna on 24 September 1487. It is said Guru Nanak 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 Guru, refused to marry his daughter to Nanak according to any other rites. A discussion took place between the Brahmins and Guru Nanak. Nanak was given a seat near a crooked decaying mud-wall which was about to fall. The idea was to bury Nanak under the mud wall by giving it a little push. However an old lady informed Nanak who smiled and proclaimed, “This wall will not fall for centuries. The will of God shall prevail.” Continue reading
Khadur Sahib is the sacred village where the 2nd Guru Angad Dev propagated the message of God for many years. Gurdwara Khaddi Sahib has been constructed here in memory of Guru Amar Das because at the spot where the Gurdwara stands today, was located a khaddi (loom) of a cloth weaver. As the story goes, one dark night, Guru Amar Das fell into a pit while carrying a pitcher of water on his head from the river Beas 10 km away for his Guru Angad Dev. Continue reading
Goindwal Sahib,is an important historic and religious place for Sikhs, is located at a distance of around 30 km south-west from Amritsar. It is connected with holy city Amritsar by road and rail and can be reached easily from there. It is situated on the banks of river Beas and is the birth place of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, fifth guru of the Sikhs. Continue reading