Friday, December 15, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism


Gurudwara Katana Sahib, Dist. Ludhiana 



Guru Gobind Singh spent a night here on his way to Alamgir with Muslim brothers Ghani Khan and Nabi Khan. During colonial rule the British had to divert their irrigation canal around the Gurdwara because of its religious sanctity. This Gurdwara Sahib commonly know as Gurdwara Katana Sahib, is believed to have been visited by Guru Hargobind Ji during his journey through the Malwa country in 1631-34. Guruji had 7 Guns and some Horsemen. Guruji took rest for one night hence. He tied his horse with the Ber tree. Guru Gobind Singh Ji also visited the place while on his way to Dunanagar in 1705 from Machiwara. It is believed that Guruji had his first meal after Machiwara here hence this place is referred to as Degsar. This gurdwara is beautifully planned and has large extracts of land It is located along a canal and has beautiful view. Sangrand and Prakash Utsav of tenth Guru are celebrated here.
Gurdwara Degsar Sahib is situated in village Katana alongwith Sirhind Canal near Grand Trunk Road. It is 25 kms. from Ludhiana, and 5 kms. from Doraha. 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.
Encyclopedias encapsulate accurate information in a given area of knowledge and have indispensable in an age which the volume and rapidity of social change are making inaccessible much that outside one's immediate domain of concentration.At the time when Sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this vibrant faithis a singular contribution to the world of knowledge.