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Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib

Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib

Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib is located in Kartarpur, Narowal District, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib also called Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, which is a historical gurudwara where Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent last 18 years of his life.

Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

The Kartarpur Corridor is a under construction border corridor between the neighboring nations of India and Pakistan, connecting the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib (located in Punjab, India) and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur (in Punjab, Pakistan). The Kartarpur Corridor is a visa-free border crossing and secure corridor, connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to the border with India. This corridor opens on 9th November inaugurated by PM Modi from India side and by Imran Khan from Pakistan side.

Dera Baba Nanak to Kartarpur Pakistan Distance

Kartarpur Pakistan  is about 4.5 km from the international border near the historic town of Dera Baba Nanak, District Gurdaspur, Punjab.

Kartarpur Sahib History

Kartarpur Sahib was established by the first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev Ji in 1522. On 22 September 1539 Gurunanak Dev Ji took the last breath in this gurudwara and spends around 18 years of his life. The Gurudwara was washed away by floods of the river Ravi (Rabi) and the present Gurudwara was established by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Kartarpur Sahib is located in Narowal district of Pakistan. It is three to four kilometres away from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India and about 120 km from Lahore. The langar was first started in Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Langar tradition is also known as ‘Guru ka Langar’, the Gurus Kitchen. Whoever came here, Guru Nanak Dev Ji did not allow him to go without eating.

Fact about Kartarpur Corridor

At the time of the partition of India-Pakistan, gurudwara moved to Pakistan, so citizens of India need a visa to visit Kartarpur Sahib. Those who are not able to go to Pakistan, they see with the help of binoculars in the Gurudwara Shaheed Baba Sidh Saun Randhawa located at Dera Baba Nanak in the Indian border. Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara is visible from the border towards India. In Pakistan, the government takes care that the grass does not accumulate around this gurudwara, so it keeps cutting and pruning around it so that it can be seen well from India and there is no problem for the devotees.

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