Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak, Dera Baba Nanak, Punjab, India

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Dera Baba Nanak being situated only 1 km from India-Pakistan border, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib can be seen from the Border with naked eyes at a distance of about 4-5 kms.Two famous Gurudwara at Dera Baba Nanak are Sri Darbar Sahib and Sri Chola Sahib. Dera Baba Nanak, one of the most sacred places of the Sikhs, is situated on the banks of river Ravi. Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru, settled and died near the village Pakhoke, opposite to the present town and named it Kartarpur. The Bedis, descendants of Guru Nanak Dev built a new town and named it Dera Baba Nanak after their great ancestor. The town has a number of Sikh temples. Pilgrims come to this holy town in large numbers. Dera Baba Nanak was made the headquarter of newly created Tehsil of Dera Baba Nanak. Dera Baba Nanak is a historical town and has many lanes and houses that have been preserved since the time of Guru Nanak.
Also from this town pilgrims can see across the border into Pakistan and see the Gurudwara at Kartarpur.Gurudwara Sri Darbar Sahib built in commemoration of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. He came here after his first Udasi (tour) on December 1515 AD to see the members of his family. His wife Mata Sulakhni and His two sons Baba Sri Chand and Baba Lakhmi Chand had come to stay here in their maternal home at Pakho-Ke-Randhawa, near Dera Baba Nanak, where Lala Mool Raj, father–in–law of Guru Nanak Dev was working as Patwari. At that time this village was situated across the river Ravi.

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