Saturday, October 22, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism


Gurudwara San Sahib, Basarke, Dist. Amritsar



 Guru Amar Das was forced to leave Goindwal by Datu the son of Guru Angad who was jealous at not being named the Guru by his father. Datu told Guru Amar Das to leave Goindwal, and being the humble person that he was, Guru Amar Das returned to his family village of Basarke. Here the Guru shut himself up in a small hut with a note on the door, 'He who opens this door is no Sikh of mine, nor am I his Guru.' When a delegation of Sikhs lead by Baba Buddha finally found the hut they were perplexed as what to do. Finally they decided to make a hole in the wall so as not to go against the Gurus injunction. Once inside they pleaded with the Guru to return to Goindwal as only he was their true beloved Guru and the Sikhs could not live without him. Guru Amar Das finally relented and returned with the Sikhs. The hole in the wall is still preserved today inside the Gurdwara will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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