Satguru Nanak Pargateya: Spiritual journey of Gurdwaras in Sultanpur Lodhi

Satguru Nanak Pargateya: Spiritual journey of Gurdwaras in Sultanpur Lodhi

NIGHT VIEW An illuminated historical Gurdwara Ber Sahib, a day ahead of Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev. It is here that the first Sikh master attained enlightenment.

As 552nd Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak falls today, devotees from all across the region have already started visiting the holy town of Sultanpur Lodhi. Tribune lensmen Malkiat Singh captures the various historical and sacred sites in the town, which hold reverence for the followers.

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SANCTUM SANCTORUM The meditation site of Guru Nanak at Gurdwara Ber Sahib, where he spent 14 years, 9 months and 13 days. The guru used to take bath in holy Bein and then meditate at this site under the ber (Jijube) tree.

SINCE the 550th Guru Nanak gurpurab celebrations, Sultanpur Lodhi town falling in Kapurthala district has emerged as one of the most common pilgrimage sites. It is here that the guru attained enlightenment after taking a dip in the holy waters of Bein.

SISTER’S ABODE An old house of elder sister of Guru Nanak, Bebe Nanaki, at Sultanpur Lodhi. She is credited with inspiring Guru Nanak Dev for using music for devotional purpose.

He stayed in this town for 14 years and used to meditate under the Ber tree, where Gurdwara Ber Sahib stands. The present building of the gurdwara was built by Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala.

HOLY WATERS Clear, flowing water of holy Bein along Gurdwara Ber Sahib in which Guru Nanak disappeared for three days and came out after attaining enlightenment.

After attaining enlightenment, the guru had emerged from a spot 2-km upstream where now Gurdwara Sant Ghat has been renovated. The guru uttered his first words, “No one is Hindu, no one is Muslim” here.

MOOL MANTAR ASTHAN An upcoming multimedia stadium along Gurdwara Sant Ghat where Guru Nanak Dev recited mool mantar after emerging from the Bein.

Besides, Gurdwara Ber Sahib and Gurdwara Sant Ghat, the town has other historical gurdwaras all of which have been renovated nearly two years ago. These include Gurdwara Hatt Sahib where the stones used by the guru as weights during his job in a provision store have been kept.

SEEKING BLESSINGS A devotee takes a holy dip in the sarovar of Gurdwara Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi.

Gurdwara Kothri Sahib, Gurdwara Guru Ka Bagh, Gurdwara Antaryamta, Gurdwara Sehra Sahib and Gurdwara Bebe Nanki are also other shrines where the sangat visits on this holy day and round the year.

TERA-TERA Thirteen stones that were used as weights by Guru Nanak on display at Gurdwara Hatt Sahib. These were used by the guru when he got the job in Nawab Daulat Khan’s store.

Ahead of the gurpurab, nagar kirtans were taken out today. One nagar kirtan was also taken out by environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal where in a palanquin of Guru Granth Sahib decorated with strings of flowers went past several villages.

DOOR OF DIVINITY A gate made of silver donated by a devotee at Gurdwara Ber Sahib.

The participating jathas recited hymns spreading across the guru’s message and teachings among members of the community.

THE FIVE BELOVED: The Panj Pyaras lead a nagar kirtan in Sultanpur Lodhi on Thursday.

PROCESSIONAL SINGING Devotees participate in nagar kirtan organised by Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal from a village in the Mand area to Sultanpur Lodhi.

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