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Historic Place Of Sadhu Bela

Location - Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan


Associated with - Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji


Sikh Artifacts - None


Sarovar - None


Sarai - None


The place of Sadhu Bela is on an islet in the River Indus flowing between Rohri and Sukkur.

After crossing Rohri bridge a road runs along the river towards Sukkur. Walking along this road a very big and spacious building is seen in a grove of trees on the left hand side.

This place can only be reached by a boat which lands right at the main gate of Sadhu Bela. There is a beautiful building in white marble on the left of the foyer.

It was the sacred place where Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji stayed and showed the sadhus the correct path to lead life.

There is a captivating building of white marble on this islet which is known as Dharam Mandir. There are other temples and samadhs of udasi sadhus.

In this temple Prakash takes place alongside the idol of udasi's. On the front face of the building a Shabad composed in Sri Raag (Mohalla 1 Ghar 1) is engraved:

If I had a palace made of pearls, inlaid with jewels, scented with musk, saffron and sandalwood, a sheer delight to behold - seeing this, I might go astray and forget You, and Your Name would not enter into my mind. |1|

According to the people here, the Shabad was revealed at this place. Unfortunately, as time passed the sadhus went back to their old foolish ways. The people call themselves Nanakpanthi, whereas caretaker Baba Dhanna Ramji is an udasi sadhu. The tree beneath which Guru Nanak seated himself is still present. The care and control of this place is in the hands of Waqf Board.

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