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Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahl, Dist. Amritsar


 

Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahl, Dist. Amritsar

It was in the house here that Guru Arjan Dev was married. Guru Arjan Dev was also installed as Guru here in 1581. This was the home of Guru Ram Das and his family. Guru Ram Das founded the city of Ramdaspur (modern day Amritsar) and started the excavation of the ‘pool of nectar’ called Amritsar. Guru Hargobind lived here for some time and was also married here. This is also the birthplace of Guru Hargobind’s sons Baba Atal Rai and Guru Tegh Bahadur.Gurudwara Guru ka Mahl , as the name sig-nifies, marks the residential house of the Gurus. It is situated west of the Akal Takht across Guru ka Bazar street. Originally con-structed as a modest hut by Guru Ram Das in 1573, it was enlarged and beautified by Guru Arjan Dev and Guru Hargobind. The old house has since been converted into a gurdwara with the Guru Granth Sahib seated in a large rectangular hall. Besides the daily services, a special divan and Guru ka Langar are held on every Sunday following the first of a Bikrami month. The most important event of the year is the celebration of the birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur who was born here on Baisakh vadf5, 1678 Bk/1 April 1621.

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