Amritsar Gurdwaras

Gurdwara's in amritsar

Gurudwara Kila Shri Lohgarh Sahib

GURUDWARA KILA SHRI LOHGARH SAHIB, is situated in Distt City Amritsar. it is situated in the old Amritsar City inside Lohgarh Gate Area. After Martyrdom of SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI at Lahore, Baba Budha ji announce SHRI HARGOBIND SAHIB JI as sixth GURU. SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI started raising the army of Sant Soldiers to fight against the cruelty. GURU SAHIB raised here the Lohgarh Fort(Now Known as GURUDWARA SHRI LOHGARH SAHIB).

GURDWARA PIPLI SAHIB

GURUDWARA SHRI PIPLI SAHIB is situated in the Distt City Amritsar. Situated in the Putli Ghar area of Amritsar it is remembrance of SHRI GURU RAMDAS JI, SHRI GURU ARJUN DEV JI AND SHRI GURU HARGOBIND JI. SHRI GURU RAM DAS JI:Due to the Shade of Peepal tree(Banyan tree) and it's location(on the way to lahore), SHRI GURU RAM DAS JI built a well.

SHRI GURU ARJUN DEV JI: When GURU SAHIB took guru ship, prithi chand became hostile and he took all donation, due to that GURU SAHIB langar was not sufficient for the sangat. When Bhai gurdas ji returned from agra after death of SHRI GURU RAM DAS JI and took langar, he got Onions and grams in langar. When Bhai sahib asked the reason then bibi bhani narrated the story of wickedness of prithichand. Then Bhai sahib and Baba buddha ji came to this place and sat on sheet. The sangat from kabul and kandhar and west side when come to this place they met and greeted them. Baba buddha ji Sahib narrated them the whole story about wickedness of prithi chand and took donation and gave all donation to GURU SAHIB. GURU SAHIB and mata ji used to serve sangat and pampered them.

SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI: During his first battle, GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI killed mukhlis khan in this ground and won the battle and untied his Waist band(Kamar Kasa) at this place and after taking water he took rest. The Gurdwara is connected by a 150metre link road to the main Sher Shah Suri Marg near Putlighar. It came into prominence again in 1923 when crowds of volunteers for the karseva or desilting operation of the Darbar Sahib tank first assembled here and then proceeded to the work site in a procession on 17 June 1923. The Gurdwara was reconstructed during the 1930's. Besides the daily services, a fair is held here on the occasion ofBasant Panchmi (JanuaryFebruary).

Gurdwara Baba Atal

Gurudwara Baba Atal Sahib is situated to the south of the Golden Temple, about 185 metres from Sarai Guru Ram Das. The nine-storey octagonal tower, standing 40 metres high, is the tallest building in Amritsar.There are four doors on the ground floor, one on each of the cardinal sides. However, the main entrance faces east. Within the interior octagonal elevation, also having four doors, is kept the Guru Granth Sahib . The doors are made of silver and brass with elegantly embossed designs. Brass plates embossed with figures recounting Sikh and Hindu themes are affixed in a set of three plates on each of the four outer doors.

Gurudwara Kotha Sahib, Village Valla

This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of 6 Km East of Amritsar City along Mehta road in Village Vallah. The Ninth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji visited Village Vallah in 1664 and stayed for 17 Days at the place where Gurdwara Vallah Sahib is situated. A devotee of Guru Ji named Mai Haro Ji took Guru Ji to her house and served him with devotion. Gurdwara Kotha Sahib has been constructed at the place where house of Mata Mai Haro Ji once existed.

Gurdwara Mata Kaulan Ji Amritsar

Gurdwara Mata Kaulan Sahib or Gurdwara Kaulsar Sahib is a sacred Sikh shrine on the west-side of Gurdwara Baba Atal in Amritsar, Punjab near the main Darbar Sahib at Harmandar Sahib. Next to the Gurdwara Mata Kaulan lies a Sarovar (pool) known as Kaulsar Sahib or Kaulsar Sarvor, named after a holy lady who was raised as a Muslim called Bibi Kaulan, the adopted (possibly Hindu) daughter of the Qazi of Lahore. She was a highly spiritual woman who was above religious divides and took refuge with the sixth master Guru Hargobind Ji at Amritsar (1606-1645). The samadh of Mata Kaulan lies at the western end of the Kaulsar Gurdwara. The significance of Gurdwara Mata Kaulan and Kaulsar sarovar could be adjudged from the fact that Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh guru, had directed the devotees to take a dip in the Sarovar Kaulsar before the Golden Temple sarovar. (a sakhi to this effect is written right outside the entrance of Gurdwara Bibi Kaulan, adjacent to Darbar Sahib). Mata Kaulan, against whom her 'father' the qazi had pronounced a death sentence, for showing devotion to Sikh gurus, was brought discreetly to Amritsar by Sant Mian Mir who had laid the foundation stone of the Golden Temple. Mata Kaulan, who was allotted a special place near the Golden Temple and Baba Atal, where she spent her entire life before breathing her last at Kartarpur.

Gurudwara Shri Lachi Ber Sahibr

GURUDWARA SHRI LACHI BER SAHIB is situated in the Amritsar City. Its Situated in the Parikarma campus of SHRI HARIMANDIR SAHIB. SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI, The 5th Sikh Guru Used to sit here under this tree and supervise the excavation of the nector tank. Bhai Salho Ji, A Devout Sikh of the GURU SAHIB also used to participate in the voluntary excavation work. In Samvat 1643 . The Brave Warriors Bhai Sukha Singh and Bhai Mehtab Singh tied their steeds with this very tree in 1740 while gone to behead Massa Rangad, A fanatic Mughal, for desecrating the sanctum sanctorum by converting it in dancing hall. For Bearing Small Berries(Fruits) of cardamom size, This tree is known as Lachi Ber.

Manji Sahib

GURUDWARA SHRI MANJI SAHIB is situated in the Distt City Amritsar. Situated on the Taran Taaran Road, Chattiwind Gate, it marks the place where SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI wrote SUKHMANI SAHIB, Sitting on the bank of Ramsar Sarovar under Ber Tree. This Sacred Place is adjoining to GURUDWARA SHRI RAMSAR SAHIB.

Baba Budha Ji Gurdwara

Baba Buddha Ji is recognized as one of the great Sikhs of the Guru period. He had the privilege of being blessed by the first six Gurus. He led an ideal Sikh life for more than a hundred years. He was one of closest companions of the guru Nanak (the first Guru of Sikhism) and is one of the most revered and sacred saints in Sikhism. He holds one of the most important and pivotal positions in Sikh history. Baba Budha applied Tilak/Tikka to five Sikh Gurus, from Guru Angad Dev to Guru Hargobind . Tikka was applied to the foreheads of 7th, 8th and 9th Sikh Gurus by Baba Gurditta Randhawa, grandson of Baba Buddha ji. This ceremony in the case of 10th Sikh Guru was performed by Ram Kanwar Randhawa alias Gurbakhsh Singh. The Present Day successor of Baba Budha Ji is Mahipal Randhawa ;who is living in Patiala, Punjab . Background One day, when he was young, he was grazing cattle outside the village when Guru Nanak happened to pass by. According to Bhai Mani Singh's, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala (The Holy Sikh Jewels), Bura went up to him and, making obeisance with a bowl of milk as his offering, prayed to him saying .

The Guru said, You are only a young man, yet you talk very wisely." Then he related a story to Guru Nanak, "Some soldiers set up camp by our village and then they mowed down all of our crops, the ripe ones and the unripe ones, as well. Then it occurred to me that, when no one could check these indiscriminating soldiers, who would restrain death from laying his hand upon us, young or old." At this Guru Nanak pronounced the words: "You are not a child; you possess the wisdom of an old man." From that day, Bura, came to be known as Bhai Buddha, buddha in Punjabi means wise (wisdom usually only comes with age). Later, when advanced in years, he was known as Baba Buddha.

CHHEHARTA SAHIB, GURUDWARA

CHHEHARTA SAHIB GURDWARA , 7 km west of Amritsar . is named after a well got sunk by Guru Arjan (1563-1606). The well was so wide that six Persian wheels installed around it could operate simultaneously. Hence its name Chheharta, lit. having six (chhe) Persian wheels (hart or ha/t) The well is now covered up, but its water is pumped up to feed the main tank of the Gurdwara. Now developed as an industrial township, Chheharta falls within the revenue limits ofVadali Guru, a village one km to the south, where Guru Arjan had stayed during 1594-97. The Gurdwara is managed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee through a local committee, which also controls other historical shrines ofVadali Guru. Every historical Gurdwara you get a chance to visit you should go to, the history makes each Gurdwara special, It is always clean and so full of positive energy

Gurudwara Guru Ke Mahal

Gurudwara Guru Ke Mahal, the residential house of Shri Guru Ramdas (founder of Amritsar) is situated to the west of the Akal Takht, across the main street known as Guru Bazar. Baba Atal Rai and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur was born at this place and Sri Guru Hargobind Singh was also lived ahere for some time.

Initially in 1573, this Gurudwara was built as a humble hut by Guru Ram Das and later it was enlarged and modified by Guru Arjan Dev and his son, Guru Hargobind. Now it has been converted in the form of a shrine. Guru Granth Sahib is placed in a large rectangular hall of this Gurudwara. Apart from the daily rituals, special divan and Guru ka Langar are held on the first Sunday of a Bikrami month.

The birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur is the main festival celebrated here. Guru ke Mahal is famous for the sacred book of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib. Guru ke Mahal was the residence of Guru Ram Das and later housed many other Sikh gurus like Guru Tegh Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh, Baba Atal Rai and Guru Arjan Dev. The basement has a meditation room where the Sikh gurus used to meditate . In addition to the daily services, Guru ka Langar and special prayers are held on the first Sundays of all the months.

Gurudwara Bhai Manj Da khooh, Sultanwind

GURUDWARA SHRI BHAI MANJ DA KHOOH is situated in Sultanvind Distt. Amritsar Bhai Manj Sahib Ji whose real name was " Tiratha" , was a fore runner & preacher of this sultanate. He had " Sakhi Sarvar Da Peerkhana " at his home. Tiratha used to visit " Nigahe Sarvar Pir " every year. He was the "Chaudhary" of the village. "Chaudhary" is the owner of the village. He was very rich & was a well known person. Bhai Manj Ji was a resident of village Kang Mai ( Distt. Hoshiarpur) & had two " Peerkhana's " at his place. In the year 1585, when Bhai ji was going back to his village from " Nigaha" , he stayed at Amritsar. At Amritsar, in the company of SHRI GURU ARJUN DEV JI, he learnt about his living , life of Sikhs & preachings of " Satguru" which made him stay back at Amritsar. He had not seen such happiness, bloom & recogonition in his life. He also asked the "Satguru" to grant him "Sikhism" to which GURU ARJUN DEV JI replied " Purkha, Sikhi utte Sikhi nahin tikdi ". Bhai Manj Ji used to collect wood from a jungle near " Sultan Wind ", where the Gurudwara has been built now. Such happened one day that when Bhai Ji was coming back to Amritsar with wood above his head, strong winds struck on the way. Bhai Ji kept walking taking care of the wood, a strong blow of wind struck him & he fell into a well. The well was shallow & the water level was also low. Bhai ji kept the wood above his head to make sure that they don't get wet. He kept standing in the well the whole night & kept reciting the holy prayers. On the other side, when Guru Ji found that Bhai Manj Ji had not returned last night, he looked for him & found him inside a well. GURU ARJUN DEV JI along with his Sikhs ran towards the well & wanted to take Bhai Ji out by throwing a rope to which Bhai Ji replied that they should take out the wood first so that the public kitchen food could be cooked. Then only Bhai Manj Ji was taken out. Just when Bhai Ji was coming out, Guru Ji hugged him & recited & a shlok

"Manj Pyara Guru ko, Guru Manj Pyara ||
Manj Guru Bohitha Jug Langanhara"||

& GURU SAIHIB told Bhai Manj Ji that he has passed his test & could ask for anything he wishes to which Bhai Ji asked that he should never sway out of Sikhism & that he is able to follow the Sikh way of Life. GURU SAHIB replied that you are already into Sikhism, ask for something else to which Bhai Ji requested GURU SAHIB to never put any Sikh through such tough tests as it is "Kalyug's" time & Sikhs won't be able to take such tests. Also don't take away the public kitchen food to which GURU SAHIB replied that whatever you say would be accomplished & Guru Ji sent him to his home in Hoshiarpur to preach Sikhism.

Gurudwara Shri Baba Bakala Sahib, Baba Bakala

Gurudwara Shri Baba Bakala Sahib is situated in the Baba Bakal town in Amritsar Distt. In the last times of SHRI GURU HARKRISHAN JI pointed about next GURU SAHIB in Baba Bakala . BABA BAKALA GURUDWARA, AMRITSAR The historical shrine at Baba Bakala is associated with an important event in Sikh history. Here Makhan Shah Lubana declared from house top that he had found the true Guru. It may be recalled that before his death at Delhi on March30, 1664 Guru Harkrishan mumbled feebly 'Baba Bakala', thereby meaning that his successor was to be found at Bakala village in Amritsar

Gurudwara Shri Toot Sahib, Amritsar

GURUDWARA SHRI TOOT SAHIB is situated in the Amritsar City in Sultanvind Area. It marks the spot to which GURU ARJAN DEV JI often stoped for rest under a mulberry (tut, in Punjabi) tree which no longer exists.

Gurudwara Shri Bibeksar Sahib, Amritsar

GURUDWARA SHRI SHRI BIBEKSAR SAHIB is situated in the Distt City Amritsar. Situated near Chattiwind gate it marks the place where SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI used to tie his horse with Kareer Tree. When ever GURU SAHIB used to come back from hunting, he used to take rest at this lonely place for a while. GURU SAHIB himself laid the foundation of the holy tank. (Srovar) Here GURU SAHIB used to discuss relegious things with wise people.

Gurudwara Shri Guru Ka Baag, Sainsara

GURUDWARA SHRI GURU KA BAAG is situated in Village Sainsara the Distt Amritsar. It is situated on Amritsar-Ajnala Road. This holy place is in rememberance of SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI. When Raja Hari Sen came to Amritsar, GURU SAHIB uttered these words
"Lekh na Mitye he sakhi jo likhya kartar".
GURU SAHIB showed future of next 40 years to Raja Hari Sen in his dreams. After SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI, SHRI GURU TEG BAHADUR SAHIB JI came here. GURU SAHIB stayed at sikhs house for 9 Months, 9 days and 9 hours. SHRI GURU TEGBAHADUR SAHIB JI used to meditate here during that time. GURU SAHIB planted trees here and named it GURU KA BAAG. GURU SAHIB also blessed this place as
"Jehra akhoo GURU ka Baag uhnoo lagange Bhaag".

Gurudwara Shri Ramsar Sahib, Amritsar

GURUDWARA SHRI RAMSAR SAHIB is situated in Distt City Amritsar. It is situated in the Chattiwind Gate area. SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI got a Holy Tank (Sarovar) dug here and named it RAMSAR SAHIB after name of SHRI GURU RAMDAS JI. It was calm place and GURU SAHIB got his tent pitched on the south side of Sarovar. GURU SAHIB started dictating SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI to Bhai GURDAS JI which included relics of all the four GURU SAHIB and SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI's also. When SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB was completed then it was established at SHRI HARIMANDIR SAHIB. Now in the modern day printing of SHRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB is done here only.