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Gurdwara Sri Guru Ka Mehal

Location - Amritsar City, Punjab, India


Associated with - Sri Guru Ram Das Ji, Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji


Sikh Artifacts - unknown


Sarovar - None


Sarai - unknown


In 1573, Sri Guru Ram Das Ji was built his home at the site of Gurdwara Sri Guru Ka Mehal as a residence for the Guru's family.

This place also served as the residence of Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji and Sri Guru Hargobind Singh Ji. This was where Baba Atal Rai and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji were born. Later, Guru Arjan and Guru Hargobind converted the location into a place of worship.

This Gurdwara comprises of a large rectangular hall, in which the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is placed. The main festival celebrated in this Gurdwara is the birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.

Baba Budha Ji, the first Head Granthi of Sri Harmandir Sahib would walk from Harmandir Sahib carrying the Pothi Sahib to this location every evening and place Pothi Sahib in Guru Arjan Sahib Ji's room after Smapathi in Harmandir Sahib.

Many events from the lives of the Guru's took place at or around Gurdwara Sri Guru Ka Mehal.

  • Guru Arjan Is Chosen

    Guru Arjan Is Chosen

    Guru Arjan Sahib Ji was a born an apostle of peace. Although he ascended the throne of Guru Nanak at the age of 18, he was far more advanced in wisdom than normal for his years not to ention his angelic qualities. The letters he wrote to his father from Lahore stand testimony to that fact.

  • Bhai Satta And Balwand

    Bhai Satta And Balwand

    Bhai Satta and Bhai Balwand were official Ragis in the Darbar of Guru Arjan. They used to recite Gurbani in the morning and evening. Their sweet kirtan always mesmerized the Sangat. Balwand and Satta continued to please the Guru's visitors with their songs and music; but on seeing his glory increase, their pride and greed increased in the same ratio.

  • The Way To Attain Peace

    The Way To Attain Peace

    Two Sikhs, Bhai Bala and Bhai Krishna were very learned and good interpreters of the Gurus word but they felt troubled because the wealth and prestige they were earning was not providing peace.

  • Birbal

    Birbal

    Birbal, or Raja Birbal, was a hindu brahmin advisor in the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. On religous grounds Birbal was hostile to Guru Arjan and jealous of his daily and increasing popularity. Birbal's energy blazed for a while, but it was only the expiring flicker of the lamp.

  • Benefit Of Joining The True Sangat

    Benefit Of Joining The True Sangat

    As advised by Bhai Kalyana, the Raja of Mandi went to Amritsar for an audience with Guru Arjan and presented himself at the morning Sangat (congregation).

  • Chandu Shah's Pride

    Chandu Shah's Pride

    Chandu Shah, was a wealthy banker and had the ego of a spoiled rich man. He was a proud and arrogant man who was born an upper-caste hindu but converted to Islam in order to gain wealth but he also needed to find a suitable match for the marriage of his daughter.

  • Prithi Chand, Sulhi Khan And Sulbi Khan

    Prithi Chand, Sulhi Khan And Sulbi Khan

    Prithi Chand took a distinctly hostile view of his brother's appointment as Guru. He often travelled to Lahore to meet the mughals and offered them precious gifts and presents in exchange for favours. Prithi succeeded in enlisting Sulhi Khan And Sulbi Khan but those that oppose the Guru have to pay a high price.


Historic Sikh Gurdwaras In Amritsar City


Gurdwara Sri Baba Atal Sahib - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Gurdwara Sri Baba Deep Singh Shaheed - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Gurdwara Sri Harmandir Sahib - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Gurdwara Sri Lachi Ber Sahib - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Gurdwara Sri Mata Kaulsar Sahib - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Harmandir - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Gurdwara Sri Shaheed Ganj Baba Gurbaksh Singh - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Gurdwara Sri Thada Sahib Amritsar - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Gurdwara Sri Thara Sahib Amritsar - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Historic Place Of Beri Baba Budha - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Historic Place Of Dukh Bhanjani Beri - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex

Sri Akal Takht Sahib - Sri Harmandir Sahib complex


Gurdwara Sri Baba Bota Singh And Baba Garja Singh - Shaheeda Sahib Road complex

Gurdwara Sri Bibeksar Sahib - Shaheeda Sahib Road complex

Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Amritsar - Shaheeda Sahib Road complex

Gurdwara Sri Ramsar Sahib Amritsar - Shaheeda Sahib Road complex

Gurdwara Sri Shaheed Ganj Baba Deep Singh - Shaheeda Sahib Road complex

Gurdwara Yaadgar Vaisakhi 1978 De Shaheed Sahib - Shaheeda Sahib Road complex


Gurdwara And Burj Akali Phula Singh - 1 km from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Bhai Manjh Da Khooh - 5.5 km's from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Bhai Shalo Da Tobha - 700 meters from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Qila Lohgarh Sahib Amritsar - 900 meters from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Sri Atari Sahib Sultanvind - 3.5 km's from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Sri Chaurasti Atari - 500 meters from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Sri Darshani Deori - 250 meters from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Sri Guriaana Sahib - 8 km's from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Sri Guru Ka Mehal - 500 meters from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Sri Kotha Sahib - 7 km's from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Sri Pipli Sahib Amritsar - 3.5 km from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Sri Tahli Sahib Amritsar - 650 meters from Sri Harmandir Sahib

Gurdwara Sri Toot Sahib - 3 km's from Sri Harmandir Sahib


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