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Gurdwara Kandh Sahib

Gurdwara Kandh Sahib is located in the industrial town of Batala in Gurdaspur District. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, got married to Bibi Sulakhni, daughter of Guru Amardas, at this place.

Guru Nanak refused to be married according to the traditional rites since he was a reformer. The brahmins resisted and Mul Chand Chauna, would be father-in-law of the Guru, refused to marry his daughter to Nanak according to any other rites. A discussion took place between the brahmins and Guru Nanak, when the guru was given a seat near a crooked decaying mud-wall which was about to fall. The intention was to bury Nanak under the mud wall by giving it a little push. However an old lady informed Nanak who is said to have proclaimed 'This wall will not fall for centuries. The will of God shall prevail.' This wall has become the main attraction and it is shielded in glass and held in great reverence. Every year on the anniversary of Guru Nanak's marriage, a grand celebration is held here which is attended by thousands of devotees. During the festival, a gala procession is also arranged.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Gurdaspur

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