Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib Kashipur is associated with Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji who came here after having visited Nanakmatta and Nanakpuri Tanda.
At that time, the Dhela river used to cause havoc in the city by flooding each year.
When Guru Nanak reached this place, the local people were on the verge of leaving this place for safer lands.
Guru Nanak told the people to be patient and advised them to wait. Guru Nanak started singing kirtan by the river.
As the kirtan was in progress, the river rose. Guru Nanak performed finished and the river, after touching Guru Nanak's feet, receded, moved to a distance away from the town.
It is said that since then, the river has never flooded the city again. It is also said that earlier the name of the river was Swaran river and that when Guru ji threw a clod (dhela) into the river the name of the river was changed to Dhela river.
The birthdays of Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh, the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan and Vaisakhi are the main Gurpurabs celebrated here.
During 1514 to 1517, Guru Nanak went towards Lahore, Talwandi, Ahmenabad, Haridwar, Gorkhmata (now Nanakmatta), Ayodhya, Prayag, Banaras, Gaya, Gohati, Dhaka, Jagnathpuri, Koddameel, Palipur, Rameshwaram, Sri Lanka, Mumbai, Rajsthan, Delhi, Kurukshetra etc.
During this era Guru Nanak went to Kashipur (Uttarakhand). Guru Nanak started his journey from Nanakmatta with Nagnath (the follower of Gorkhnath, later he became the follower of Guru Nanak).
At the time, the Dhela river used to cause havoc in the city by flooding each year.
A sarai (Bebe Nanki Niwas) with 30 rooms has been built at the back of the Darbar Sahib for the convenience of the Sikhs. Langar Sewa is available 24 hours at Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib Kashipur. Gurbani Kirtan timing is from 0345hrs to 2000hrs each day.
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