Gurudwara Nanakwadi Sahib is located in Baroda (now Vadodara) city of Gujarat state. It has become an important landmark in this region. This wonderful Sikh shrine is equally denoted with other names such as Gurudwara Nanak Varhi or Nanak Wadi. Existing since several centuries now, this Sikh shrine remains a key location where both local Sikhs and those from various other parts of the country visit regularly.
The history of Gurudwara NanakWadi is truly impacting indeed. It is said that the religious leader cum preacher of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev had arrived at this place in 1515 and it was built in his memory. As the first Guru of Sikhism had visited this place, it became an important center of Sikhism. Establishing this Gurudwara was considered a crucial step to dedicate the arrival of the Sikh Guru at this place.
This was were the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev ji and his companion Sri Mardana ji stopped and spent some time here in 1515-17, after leaving Baroch. From here they left to travel to Rajasthan. Gurdwara Guru NanakWadi has been built to preserve the memory of this visit by the founder of Sikhism. The single room that has long stood to preserve the memory of his visit has today grown into a huge Gurdwara.
Uniqueness of Gurudwara Nanakwadi is in its exemplary architecture that always seek the attention of devotees and visitors alike. Beautiful structure of this Gurudwara is too much impressive in the entire Vadodara city area. It has been in existence since 1917, so the Gurudwara has been renovated several times.