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Gurudwara Nadha Sahib - Panchkula

Gurudwara Nadha Sahib, is situated in the village Panchkula on the left bank of Ghagar nadi. Near this historical Gurdwara, Government of Haryana has constructed an industrial township and housing colony of Panchkula.

Gurudwara Nadha Sahib, was sanctified by the visit of Guru Gobind Singh who came to this place along with his victorious army, after the glorious victory at Bhangani. He stayed here for a few days on way to Anandpur Sahib. Here a Lobana Sikh Nadhu Shah served the Guru and his disciples with great devotion. Consequently, Guruji prophesied that this place would become a place of pilgrimage, and it would be called after the name of Nadhu Shah. He also proclaimed that those who would visit this place with dedication and devotion, would have their wishes fulfilled. This historical shrine is hardly 10 km away from Chandigarh.

The pilgrims and tourists, who visit Gurudwara Nadha Sahib, also go round the modern city of Chandigarh, which has become the focus of worldwide interest for its unique architecture and town planning. In the lap of Shivalik hills,this garden city provides all amenities to visitors. It has the biggest rose garden in Asia,called Zakir Hussain Rose Garden. World famous rock garden of Nek Chand is also worth a visit. There is an artificial - Sukhna Lake which covers an area of about 3 square kilometers Rowing and pedal boats are available on hire. The Punjab University Campus, in Sector 14, is most appealing to the eye with its beautiful buildings and parks. No tourist can afford to miss a visit to the Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10. Besides there are monumental buildings designed by world famous architect Le Corbusier in which he displayed best of his architectural talent. Among them housing the Secretariat, Assembly and the High Court are worth seeing. Facilities of boarding and lodging for pilgrims and tourists are available in hotels and guest houses of Punjab and Haryana Governments and Union Territory Administration. There are some Paying Guest accomodations for the foreign tourists only. Pilgrims visiting famous shrines of Anandpur Sahib, Kiratpur Sahib and Kotla Nihang can take buses from local bus stand Nangal can be reached, by buses plying between Chandigarh and Bhakra Nangal. Tourist Departments of Punjab and Haryana Governments and Union Territory Administration, have opened Information Centres to assist the tourists and pilgrims. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.
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