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Gurdwara Sri Pipli Sahib Amritsar

Location - Putli Ghar Bazar, Amritsar, Punjab, India


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


Sikh Artifacts - None


Sarovar - None


Sarai - unknown


Gurdwara Sri Pipli Sahib Amritsar is known for the visits of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji, Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji and Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.

Sri Guru Ram Das Sahib Ji visited here and built a well for thirsty travellers.

The well was built under a Pipal (Banyan) tree, hence the name of the Gurdwara, on the busy Lahore to Amritsar route. The Pipal tree still exists at the Gurdwara.

When Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji became Guru, his elder brother Prithi Chand was jealous. Prithi Chand tried to take control and would keep the Sangats donations for himself. As a result, the Guru's langar suffered.

After Guru Ram Das re-joined with God, Bhai Gurdas returned from Agra. Bhai Gurdas received onions and a 'poor mans' gram chapati made from chick peas.

Bhai Gurdas asked what was going on and was told by Bibi Bhani (Guru Ram Das's wife and Guru Arjan's mother) about the wickedness of Prithi Chand.

Bhai Gurdas and Baba Budha arrived at the site Gurdwara Sri Pipli Sahib Amritsar to discuss what to do. At the same time a Sangat from Kabul and Khandhar arrived at this location to rest before meeting with Guru Arjan.

The Sangat was eager to meet the new Guru. On the last day of their journey the Sangat was determined to reach the holy presence of the new Guru but could not make it and had to camp few miles away from Sri Harmandir Sahib. The Sangat included the young and the old. Tired and hungry, they now yearned for a blessed vision of the holy Guru next morning.

Guru Arjan who was at Sri Harmandir Sahib asked Mata Ganga, to prepare plenty of food with her own hands. Guru Arjan along with Mata Ganga then carried the food and provided water to the weary Sangat. One old man, who was exhausted, was massaging his legs. Guru Arjan personally massaged the old man's legs, cleaned the Sangats shoes and provided sewa throughout the night. Mata Ganga handed out the food and used a hand fan to keep the Sangat cool.

The Sangat were unware of who these kind Sewadars was until they arrived at Sri Harmandir Sahib the following day. The Sangat were surprised and shocked to see that it was Guru Sahib that had been personally tending to them with his wife. Bhai Gurdas and Baba Budha took the donations of the Sangat and gave them directly to Guru Arjan.

  • Kabul Sangat Visit

    Kabul Sangat Visit

    This sakhi (a verbally narrated true historical account) is told in Sikh families from the time of Guru Arjan. Once a large dedicated Sangat (group of Sikhs) was travelling from Kabul (Capital of Afghanistan) to Amritsar for the darshan (audience, blessings) of the Guru.

Satguru never forsakes beloved Gursikhs. Satguru loves Gursikhs with a deep and abiding love and uplifts them spiritually in mysterious and wonderful ways. The whole life of Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji is replete with soul-stirring and awe-inspiring incidents of profound humility. Unfortunately, it was cut short by muslim torture.

Forward 1628 Battle of Amritsar - The first battle of Guru Hargobind and the forces of the Mughal army. Shah Jahan worried over the growing influence of the Sikhs and angered by the loss of a valued Hawk seeks to teach Guru Hargobind a lesson.

The battle saw fierce fighting near where Khalsa College, Amritsar and Gurdwara Sri Pipli Sahib, Amritsar is located. Bhai Bhanno was killed in the fighting and Guru Hargobind took up command when he died. The Sikhs, after consolidating their position, struck back, giving a devastating blow to the mughal force. The general, Mukhlis Khan had been captured by the Sikhs on two occasions, each time Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji gave orders to free the prisoner. Each time he attacked back with his force.

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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