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Gurudwara Guru Nanak Dev (Jammu)

This historical Gurdwara is built to mark the visit of Guru Nanak Sahib. It is situated near historical Mubarak Mandi Complex of Dogra rulers near Chowk Chabootra Jammu. It is said that Guru Sahib while returning to punjab via Kashmir stayed here. In this small Gurudwara there is a 3 feet marbled statue of Guru Nanak Dev ji installed by Rajput Raja Maharaja Partap Singh. During Singh Sabha Movement when statues were removed from Gurdwaras this statue got unnoticed thus got intact. Very few people know about this statue.

Representing the rich religious fervor of the local inhabiatants of Jammu and Kashmir, the sacred shrine of Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Devji is one of the prominent religious sites of the state. Located in the upper part of market close to the famous complex of Mubarak Mandi, Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Devji attracts several devotees from far and wide.

Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Devji is an important religious site of the Jammu and Kashmir pilgrim tourism. The sacred sanctorum of Gurdwara Guru Nanak Devji houses a marvelous huge statue of Guru Nanak. Constructed out of pure white marble, the idol of Shri Guru Nanak is three feet high. The mighty Maharaja Partap Singh had erected the beautiful statue to pay obesiance to the great religious leader of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev ji.

Apart from the religious significance of the holy shrine, Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Devji is noted for its brilliant architectural splendor that reflects the rich artistic skill and imaginative creative of the ancient times. Unaltered and unaffected by natural calamities and disturbances in the political and social scenario of Jammu and Kashmir, Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Devji bears relics to the rich religious ancestry and historical legacy of the state.

Amidst the picturesque landscape of Jammu and Kashmir, the giant structure of Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Devji stands tall with its overimposing monument that adds to the old glory and grandeur of the region. The divine sanctity of Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Devji imparts an aesthetic appeal to the surrounding areas. One can feel the divine presence of the Supreme Being in the holy sanctorum of the shrine. 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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