Gurdwara Khadur Sahib


Khadur Sahib is symbolically attached with the name of Guru Angad Dev Ji. This place got sanctified by the visit of eight Sikh Gurus. The second Guru spent here 13 years of his Guruship, spreading the universal message of Guru Nanak Sahib.

Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji during his preaching tours, came 5 times to this place. Shri Guru Angad Dev ji sat on the throne And came from Kartarpur, Pakistan to Khadoor Sahib on the orders of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji. Shri Guru Amardass ji came to Shri Guru Angad Dev ji And for around 12 years, with his devotional service, used to fetch a water filled Gaagar early morning from the Beas river Goindwal Sahib, for GURU JI to take bath. HIS service was acknowledged And hence he got "Gurta Gaddi". Shri Guru Ramdass ji while going from Goindwal Sahib to Guru Chakk (Amritsar), visited Khadoor Sahib as well. Shri Guru Arjan Dev ji while going from Goindwal Sahib to Amritsar, visited Khadoor Sahib. Shri Guru Hargobind ji after the marriage of his daugter, Bibi Veero, went to Goindwal Sahib through Khadoor Sahib along with his family. Shri Guru Har Rai ji while going to Goindwal Sahib along with 2200 horse riders, visited Khadoor Sahib on the way. Shri Guru Teg Bahadur ji after acquiring the Gurgaddi, in relation to the upkeep of the various places related to the First GURU sahibaan, came to Khadoor Sahib. Religious Scholar Baba Budda ji spent around 12 years here. Here only Baba ji applied Tilak to Shri Guru Amardass ji when he took Gurgaddi. Great Philosopher Bhai Gurdass ji spent quite a long time here.

Khadur Sahib is the place where Gurmukhi Lipi was introduced for the first time as medium of language by Guru Angad Sahib. It is the place where first Gurmukhi Primer was prepared by the Guru. It is the place where first school was established by Guru Angad Sahib Ji. It is the place where first Gutka of Guru Nanak Sahib's Bani was prepared. It is the place where first Mal Akhara for wrestling was established and it is the place where regular campaign against intoxicants and social evils was started by Guru Angad Sahib.

This town is quite easy to approach - being only 38 kms from Amritsar, 22 kms from Jandiala Guru, 20 Kms from Tarn Taran, 22 kms from Rayya and 9 kms from Goindwal Sahib.

Gurdwara Sri Tapiana Sahib :- This place is very sacred as First Guru Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji sang holy hymns along with Bhai Bala Ji And Bhai Mardana Ji. Janam Sakhi of Sri Guru Nanak Dev was got written by Guru Angad Dev Ji through Bhai Paira Mokha.

Memorial of Bhai Bala Ji :- This memorial is situated in circumbulation (parkarma) of Gurdwara Tapiana Sahib where Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji performed his last rites with his own hands.

Gurdwara Tap Asthan Sri Guru Angad Dev ji :- Here Guru Nanak Dev ji asked Bhai Lehna (Name of Sri Guru Angad Dev ji by birth) to meditate.

Gurdwara Mall Akhara Sahib :- It is at this place that Sri Guru Angad Dev ji spent most of his time holding religious gatherings (Diwans) and giving discourse to Sikh Sangat. It is pertinent to mention that here Guru ji made arrangements for teaching Gurmukhi script to children and organised wrestling bouts to make them physically strong. This place is particularly important as Guru ji held religious discourses and conversation with 'Siddhas' and also developed Gurmukhi script.

Gurdwara Sri Darbar Sahib (Angeetha Sahib) :- This place is particularly important as Guru Amardas Ji fell down after hitting a stake while bringing a pitcher of water from Goindwal Sahib. This stake of tree 'Karir' became green again by the touch of Guru's feet. It can still be seen here. It is at this place that Guru Angad Dev Ji mingled with the supreme Being and Guru Amardass ji himself got made his "Angeetha". Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji proved himself worthy of being his successor by bringing a pitcher of water for Guru Angad Dev Ji and serving him for 12 years. Sri Guru Ram Das Ji And Guru Arjan Dev Ji also used to halt here while on their way to Amritsar. Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji after getting married his daughter Bibi Veero Ji at Jhabal, stayed here for some time along with his family. Sri Gur Har Rai Sahib along with his 2200 followers came from Kartarpur to Goindwal Sahib And Khadoor Sahib, he also rested here for a night. The ninth master Sri Guru Teg Bahadar Sahib Ji also came from Baba Bakala to pay a visit to this holy place.

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