Kiratpur Sahib

Kiratpur Sahib was established in 1627 by the 6th Guru Sh. Guru Hargobind Ji, who bought the land from Raja Tara Chand of Kehloor through his son, Baba Gurditta. The place is also associated with the memory of a Muslim saint, Pir Buddan Shah who was gifted with a very long life (legends say about 800 years). It is situated on the bank of the Sutlej about 10 km south of Anandpur Sahib, about 30 km north of Rupnagar and 90 Kms from Chandigarh on the Nangal-Rupnagar-Chandigarh road (NH21).

It is a sacred place for the Sikhs. Guru Nanak Dev Ji is said to have visited this place when it was little more than a wilderness. Guru Hargobind Ji, the sixth Guru spent the last few years of his life here. Both Guru Har Rai and Guru Harkrishan were also born at this place and they were blessed with the Gurgadi (Guruship) at this place.

In 1675 Guru Gobind Singh at the age of nine received the tragic news that his father Guru Tegh Bahadur had been executed in Delhi. Guru Gobind Singh travelled from here to Anandpur Sahib for the cremation of his father's head which had been spirited away from Delhi by a devoted Sikh, Bhai Jaita.

 

Gurdwara Patalpuri Sahib:

Gurdwara Patalpuri Sahib is situated at Kiratpur Sahib in district Rupnagar. It has been built on the banks of the river Sutlej and is situated across the railway tracks and is the place where many Sikhs take the ashes of their dead to be immersed in the river here. Guru Hargobind Ji in 1644 as well as Guru Har Rai in 1661 were cremated here. The ashes of Guru Harkrishan Ji were brought from Delhi and immersed here in 1664.

The Gurdwara is located in a large plot of land measuring over 1km square and houses a large darbar sahib with a langar hall located nearby. A small sarovar is located near the toilet and shower facilities. A footbridge is located to connect the devotees to the bank of the river. Ample car parking space is available on the Gurdwara grounds. The main entrance to the Gurdwara is from behind the main building. Gardens and living rooms are located to the right of the main building.

Place in Gurudwara Patalpuri Shib where ashes are immersed

The following are other historic Gurudwaras at Kiratpur Sahib:

Gurdwara Charan Kamal: commemorates the spot where the Pir had met the Ist Prophet of Sikhism, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. His mausoleum is located on a hill nearby. He died after the Guru Hargobind had established Kiratpur.

Gurdwara Shish Mahal: first built as the home of Baba Gurditta Guru Hargobind later established his residence here. Both Sri Guru Har Rai Ji and Sri Guru Harkrishan Ji were born in the residence.

Gurdwara Damadama: Guru Hargobind delivered divine sermons here.

Gurdwara Sri Takhat Sahib: The 6th and the 7th Prophets were proclaimed Gurus at this spot according to the Sikh tradition and rites

Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib: Here Guru Hargobind Ji had laid out a herbal and flower garden. He also met with Mohsin Fani, the famous scholar of Religions and the Mughal Prince, Dara Shikoh at this Gurdwara.

Gurdwara Manji Sahib: Marks the site where daughter of Guru Hargobind Ji, Bibi Veero had her house constructed. A sacramental book containing divine hymns (Pothi), a cot, a hand fan and a scarf (gifted to her by her father) and the holy cap of Guru Nanak Dev Ji can be seen here.

Gurdwara Babaan Garh: Bhai Jaita (Jiwan Singh after baptism), in defiance of the Mughal authorities had managed to escape with the martyred head of the 9th Prophet, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur from Delhi after his martyrdom in 1675. It was first rested here. From Gurdwara Teer Sahib the 6th Prophet had revealed Gurudwara Patal Puri by shooting an arrow. The 7th Prophet was created at Patal Puri and ashes of the 8th Prophet were immersed in river Satluj nearby.

Gurdwara Baba Gurditta: is located on a close by hill.