Gurudwara Dharamsala Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Dera Ismail Khan
This sacred shrine is located in Chota Bazaar of Dera Ismail Khan and can also be reached from Topan Wala Bazaar.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place during his fourth itinerary. At the site where lie stayed a Dharamsala was built by his devotees. It is a beautiful and big building. Its main gate opens in Chota Bazaar. Inside this door there is a beautiful double storey square building, where Prakash used to take place. There are residential rooms around this building for pilgrims. Inside the darbar there i, a Thara Sahib (pious seat) where Sat Gur Nanak Dev Ji stayed.
Presently Govt Higher Secondary School No. 3 is housed in this building. The building is in good condition, all the four doors have marble frame.
Dharamsala was maintained by SGPC before 1947 and presently it is in the hands of Waqf Department.
|Text and photographs:Historical Sikh Shrines in Pakistan : Iqbal Qaiser|