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Posted on 06/09/2013


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Gurudwara !!! Sikhism. Kiratpur Punjab.

Gurudwara !!! Sikhism. Kiratpur Punjab.
Kiratpur Sahib (31.1820758°n 76.5635490°e) was established in 1627 by the 6th Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib ji, who bought the land from Raja Tara Chand of Kehloor through his son, Baba Gurditta. The place is also associated with the memory of a Muslim saint, Pir Buddan Shah.
It is situated on the bank of the Sutlej about 10 km south of Anandpur, about 30 km north of Rupnagar and 90 km from Chandigarh on the Nangal-Rupnagar-Chandigarh road (NH21).[1][2]
It is a sacred place for the Sikhs. Guru Nanak Dev is said to have visited this place when it was little more than a wilderness. Guru Hargobind, the sixth Guru spent the last few years of his life here. Both Guru Har Rai and Guru Harkrishan were also born at this place and they received the Gurgadi (Guruship) at this place.[3]
There is a reference to this place in the hit film, Veer-Zaara (2004). Zohra Sehgal, plays a character in this movie whose last wish is that her ashes should be immersed in Kiratpur.
History[edit]


Location of Kiratpur Sahib in district Rupnagar
Kiratpur Sahib was founded by the sixth Guru Sri Hargobind Sahib. Here the seventh and eighth Gurus were born and brought up. It was here that Guru Gobind Singh along with his followers received the sacred head of the ninth Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur, brought from Delhi with great devotion and respect by Bhai Jaita in 1675. The particular spot associated with and sanctified by it, is known as Gurudwara Babangarh Sahib. The tenth Guru took the sacred head of his father in a procession to Anandpur Sahib for cremation. The Punjab Government has constructed a pillar here, on which is inscribed the following quotation from Guru Gobind Singh describing the unique martyrdom of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadurji, "The Lord (Guru Tegh Bahadur) protected their paste mark (Tilak) - and the sacred thread. A great deed he enacted in the age of kala (darkness)".
The area is also associated with the memory of a Muslim saint, Pir Buddan Shah who was gifted with a very long life (local legends say about 800 years). The Gurdwara is situated on the bank of the river Sutlej about 10 km south of Anandpur and about 30 km north of Rupnagar. It is on the Nangal-Rupnagar-Chandigarh road (NH21). The city and its many Gurdwaras are sacred places for the Sikhs as several of the Sikh Gurus visited, were born and lived here. The ashes of several Gurus were immersed in the nearby Sutlej River. Even today many Sikhs come here to spread the ashes of their loved ones in the River.

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Clofotos
Clofotos
Superbe édifice !
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great capture.
4 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
A wonderful historical architecture ! Very nice image !
4 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Beautiful and very interesting !

I have been once in your beautiful country, but didn't see this place ....
4 years ago.
Rosa Dik (aksentowicz)
Rosa Dik (aksentowic…
Wonderful architectonic capture, thanks for Info !!!
4 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
magnificent
4 years ago.
Aldo36
Aldo36
Magnificent architecture

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4 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Good morning to you.
Thank you for sharing with us.

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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Exceptional architectural shot!
4 years ago.
kerizl
kerizl
Great shot!
4 years ago.
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Great architecture shot!
4 years ago.
Colette NoËl
Colette NoËl
Magnificent architecture !
3 years ago.