The Emperor Akbar paying homeage to Guru Amar Das Ji
The Emperor Akbar paying homeage to Guru Amar Das Ji at Goindwal.
Emperor Akbar had great reverence for the House of Guru Nanak. He honoured saints of all religions and apid his respects while touring his empire. In 1567 he visited Lahore where he met Guru Amar Das Ji. On being informed that no one could see the Guru without first partaking food in the Langur, Akbar who respected all religions welcomed the idea. the Emperor sat in a row on the floor with ordinary folk of humble origin and ate Langur. He was greatly impressed by this unique institution, where all people irrespective of caste, creed or religion could satisfy their hunger.