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Historic Place Of Kali Devi

Location - (approximate location) Topan Wala, Dera Ismail Khan, Northwest Frontier, Pakistan


Associated with - Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji


Sikh Artifacts - None


Sarovar - None


Sarai - None


The historic place of Kali Devi is situated in Topanwala on the main road just beyond the crossroads.

This was a former temple to Kali where the hindu Goddess Kali was worshipped.

It is said that when Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji came to this city during the course of his fourth itinerary (travels) he stayed at some distance from the mandir here.

The moment Guru Nanak entered the town, the murti (stone idol) of Kali is said to have toppled to the ground.

The pandit lifted the murti and attempted to prop it up, only to watch it fall again. Someone said that a Saint had arrived here and perhaps it was happening due to his presence.

The pandit met Guru Nanak who explained the meaning of one True Lord advised him to be one of his people.

After this incident the worship of idols was abolished. Later, Prakash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji had begun. The place became to be known as Gurdwara Kali Devi to commemorate this event. But, as time passed the pandits once again placed the idol of Kali Devi and went back to their old foolish ways. After 1947, a school was housed in the premises.

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