Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Gurudwara Kothi Sahib - Sultanpur Lodhi



Situated at a distance of 14 km from the city of Kapurthala, this historical shrine isjust a small room where Guru Nanak is said to have been kept under house arrest by the order of the Nawab Daulat Khan Lodhi, while accounts of the modikhana were being checked. All this happened because of the false reports jealous elements had lodged. But the charges proved wrong and the Nawab had to offer apologies to Nanak for lending ears to the false reports. He promised never to do so again. He even offered the Dewanship (Prime Ministership) of his State. But the Guru refused to accept Dewanship as he had decided to serve God through the service of humanity. The pilgrims also visit the house where Guru used to stay in Sultanpur. In this house his two sons Srichand and Lakhmi Chand were born. The two-storied building along with the garden is still intact. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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