Friday, November 24, 2017
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Gurudwara Janamasthan Bebe Nanaki at Dera Chahal Distt Lahore

The village called Dera Chahal is in the jurisdiction of P.S. Burki of district Lahore. This village is at a distance of 35 km from Lahore while going to Ghawindi. There is a shrine of Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Ji in this village and Gurdwara is also called Janamasthan Baybay (Mother) Nanaki.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this village many a time because his maternal grand parents were from this village. It was here that Bebe Nanaki , the elder sister of the Guru, was born in Samvat 1524. The domed building of the Gurdwara is beautifully built. A beautiful tank used to be on the right of the sacred darbar which has vanished. There is a girls school in this building.

The building of the gurdwara was in a very bad shape until 1996 when the then Prime Minister of Pakistan spent Rs. 0.5 million out of the public exchequer to get it repaired.

Meraj Khalid was born and brought up in this village. Once Prakash used to be done. Priests were Singh and 30 bighas of land is attached to this holy shrine.


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