“Those who have loved are those you have found God”
Guru Nanak Dev Ji is an important figure in the history of Subcontinent who created religious harmony among the religions in Subcontinent.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in 1469 in a village near Lahore, named Rai Bhoi Ki Talvandi, present days name is Nanka Sahib (named after Guru Nanak). Nanak was born to a Hindu family. His father Mehta Kalu & mother Mata Tripata had two siblings Bibi Nanki and Nanak Dev. According to the Hindu tradition his father took him to an astrologist, who immediately predicted that Nanak will be an extraordinary child. Nanak Sahab was inclined towards religions and studied Islam & Hinduism in detail. His religious philosophy which was an extract of both religions had attracted many followers of Hindu & Muslim faiths and he has converted many locals to Sikh Religion. Sikh Religion is now the fifth largest religion of the world. Its Followers are spread all over the world.
Pakistan being the birth place & death place of Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the most sacred place for Sikhs religion followers. Gurdwara Janumasthan in Nankana Sahib has the most significance in Sikh religion. Nankana Sahib has nine Gurdwara including Gurdwara Janumasthan.
Recently opened Gurdwara of Kirtharpur is now the worlds largest Gurdwara and most historical significance because Guru Nanak has spent his last 18 years before his death. Here Baba Guru Nanak has given his three golden principles Kirat Karo, Naam Japo and Wand Chako. This Gurdwara is just 4 km away from Indian Border.
Third most important Gurdwara in Pakistan is Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassan Abdal. Importance of Gurdwara is because of the hand print of Baba Guru Nanak on a rock. According to the Sikh Religion, when Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his fellow Bhai Mardana came here along with their devotees and were reciting Kirtan under a tree. Baba Guru Nanak sent Bhai Mardana to a local saint Shah Wali Qandhari for the water for the gathering. His request was refused by Shah Wali Qandhari, 3 times. Everybody was thirsty and were annoyed with the attitude of Shah Wali Qandhari. Upon this Baba Guru Nanak pushed a rock laying near him and from there a fresh water stream sprang out. This stream is still flowing and his handprint is still there on the rock. Seeing this miracle Shah Wali Qandhari also became his devotee.
Beside these historically related Gurdwaras which are directly related to Baba Guru Nanak life and his preaching, there are many other Gurdwaras which were constructed by the Gurus followed him and the Sikh Devotees.
Tour is designed for our Sikh Brothers around the world. Tour will be absolutely friendly for all ages. During this tour all Yatris will be taken to all major sacred places of Sikh Religion and other places which are historically important for them. Tour will start from Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Here guests will be able to visit the beautiful, lush green & modern city in the foothills of Himalayas. Next days will be important for Yatris when taken to the holy places Gurdwara Punja Sahib situated in Hassan Abdal near Islamabad. Main importance of this Gurdwara is the palm print of Baba Guru Nanak. In the next few days we will visit Gurdwara Junumasthan in Nankana Sahib, which is the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak & Darbar Sahib in Kartharpur which is the death place of Baba Guru Nanak and is also the worlds largest Gurdwara. Beside these we will also visit Gurdwara Patti Sahib, Gurdwara Bal Lillah, Gurdwara Sucha Sauda, Gurdwara Rori Sahib, Gurdwara Guru Arjun Dev & Samadhi of Ranjeet Singh. As we know that we have shared a long history in this region and have many affiliations with the cities of our forefathers and who can deny the importance of Lahore for both. Still the roads buildings and air of Lahore have the same aroma where you can feel in the air and the faces of Lahore.
We hope that you will enjoy this tour.