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| Last Updated:: 04/09/2023

Gurudwara Shri Ber Sahib









Gurudwara Shri Ber Sahib is situated in the Sultanpur lodhi town Distt Kapurthala, on the bank of the rivulet Kali Bein. 




Guru Nanakji used to perform his morning ablutions in the Bein and then sit under a ber (Zizyphus jujuba) tree to meditate. Guru Ji meditated at this tree daily for 14 years, nine months and 13 days. It was during one such ablution that Guru Nanak had what is described, in the Janam Sakhis, as a direct communion with the Divine. 




As the Janam Sakhis narrate the details, Guru Nanak one morning disappeared into the stream and was not seen for two days. When he reappeared at a spot, 2 km upstream, now known as Sant Ghat, the first words he uttered were, "No one is Hindu, no one is Musalman (Muslim)." Guru Nanak was now ready to embark on his long journeys. 




Gurdwara Ber Sahib is built by the side of an old ber tree which is believed to be the one under which Guru Nanak would sit in meditation. The present building of Gurdwara Ber Sahib was built by Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala. 




This place where the great Guru Nanak spread first of all his message of one God and brotherhood of mankind, has become a place of pilgrimage. 




The present building of Gurdwara Ber Sahib was raised by Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala. The cornerstone was laid by Bhai Arjan Singh on 25 February 1937, and the Gurdwara was on completion dedicated by MaharajaYadavinder Singh of Patiala on 26 January 1941. 




Standing on high plinth and entered through a portico, supported by octagonal columns, and a small entrance gallery is the high ceilinged, marble floored hall. At the far end, marked off by a high archway decorated with floral designs in stucco, is the sanctum sanctorum, where the Guru Granth Sahib is placed on a white marble canopied throne. 




Besides the daily services and observance of important Sikh anniversaries, a largely attended fair takes place in November to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. 




Bhora Sahib: This place is situated under the Gurdwara Ber Sahib. Here Guru Sahib used to sit in absorption. A Damdama is situated as a sign of meditation place, where Guru ji used to sit. The thousands of the devotees of the Guru visit this place on every Amavas (new moon).