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Gurdwara Sri Mata Kaulsar Sahib

Location - Golden Temple Road, Amritsar City, Punjab 143006, India


Associated with - Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Bibi Kaulan Ji


Sikh Artifacts - unknown


Sarovar - Yes


Sarai - Yes


Gurdwara Sri Mata Kaulsar Sahib, also known as Gurdwara Mata Kaulan Sahib or Gurdwara Kaulsar Sahib, is a sacred Sikh Gurdwara on the western side of Gurdwara Sri Baba Atal Sahib in Amritsar near the main Darbar Sahib at Sri Harmandir Sahib.

Bibi Kaulan was a highly spiritual woman who was above religious divides and took refuge with Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji at Amritsar (1606-1645). The samadh of Mata Kaulan lies at the western end of the Kaulsar Gurdwara.

Mata Kaulan, against whom her 'father' the qazi had pronounced a death sentence, for showing devotion to Sikh Gurus, was brought discreetly to Amritsar by Pir Mian Mir.

Mata Kaulan, who was allotted a special place near Sri Harmandir Sahib and Gurdwara Sri Baba Atal Sahib, where she spent most of her adult life before breathing her last at Kartarpur.

Next to the Gurdwara Mata Kaulan lies a sarovar (pool) known as Kaulsar Sahib or Kaulsar Sarvor, named after a holy lady who was raised as a muslim called Bibi Kaulan, the adopted (possibly hindu) daughter of the Qazi of Lahore.

The significance of Gurdwara Mata Kaulan and Kaulsar sarovar could be adjudged from the fact that Guru Hargobind directed Sikhs to bathe in the Kaulsar sarovar before the Sri Harmandir Sahib (a sakhi to this effect is written right outside the entrance of Gurdwara Sri Mata Kaulsar Sahib, adjacent to the Darbar Sahib).

The excavation of Kaulsar was started in 1624 and was completed in 1627 under the supervision of Baba Budha Ji, the first head Granthi of Sri Harmandir Sahib. Kaulsar is one of the five holy tanks (Sarovars) at the holy city of Amritsar including Santokhsar, Bibeksar, Ramsar and the main one after which the city is named, Amritsar at Sri Harmandir Sahib.

In March 2004, the karseva of the first-ever sarovar named after a muslim woman, Mata Kaulan, adjoining Sri Harmandir Sahib was completed when a 'state of the art' filteration system was also installed.


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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