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Gurdwara Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Clifton

Location - (precise location unknown) Clifton, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan


Associated with - Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji


Sikh Artifacts - unknown


Sarovar - unknown


Sarai - unknown


Clifton is a well known recreational area of Karachi. This sacred Gurdwara is adjacent to the left hand side of the steps of the Clifton park.

There used to be a temple of the goddess of the sea at this place before the arrival of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji. The ships used to pass after making offerings.

There were no idol's in this temple only a lamp (jot) placed there was worshipped by hindus. The Talpur ruler used to offer 7.5 seers of oil for this lamp every month.

Guru Nanak is said to have prayed to God in a cave just beyond the lamp. An other lamp is kept burning at the place where Guru Nanak prayed and it is called 'Guru Joti'. However, Guru Nanak would have been against these rituals and would have encouraged people to engage in meaningful worship and help others.

The building of the Gurdwara is built with marble. After walking down 14 steps there is a courtyard, from here another 6 steps lead into a hall. At the end of the hall is the part of cave where Guru Nanak prayed. The caretakers are Nanakpanthi hindus.

This Gurdwara is now known as Shri Ratneswar Mahadev Temple these days.

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