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Gurudwaras in Afghanistan

Gurdwara Bhai Nand Lal Goya, Ghazni. Gurdwara Kotha Sahib, Ghazni.
Gurdwara Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Jalalabad
Gurdwara Baba Nanak, Jade Mewan, Kabul.
Gurdwara Baba Sri Chand,
Gurdwara Guru Har Rai,
Shor Bazar, Kabul.
Gurdwara Karte Parwan,
Mohalla Karte Parwan,
Gurdwara Khalsa,
Shor Bazar, Kabul.
Gurdwara Koth Sahib,
Kabul-Tashkant Road,
Aksara, Kabul.
Gurdwara Khalsa Diwan,
Chashma Sahib, Sultanpur

Guru Nanak Dev on his way back from Mecca traveled through Afghanistan. At Kabul, the capital city, he held discourse with several Muslim holy men. They cautioned him to be careful because he was traveling in a predominantly Muslim land. The Guru told them that God's light shines alike in all; even their bodies He made alike. Some undergo circumcision and call themselves Muslims, others make a vermilion mark on their forehead and wear a sacred thread on their body and become Hindus. Later, a Gurdwara dedicated to Guru Nanak Dev was established in Kabul but it was demolished during the reconstruction of the city because it stood in the way of a new road.

Jalalabad is northeast of Kabul on the road to Peshawar. Guru Nanak Dev stayed here too on return from his western udasi. Gurdwara Choha Sahib also called Chashma Sahib Patshahi Pahili commemorates that visit. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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