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Amrit Sarovar

From Khadoor, Guru Nanak travelled about twenty kilometers towards the north. Here, he found a shallow pond with clean water, surrounded by a forest of Beri trees. One Beri tree stood just on the bank of the pond and it was here that Guru Nanak stopped to rest and pray.

At that time there was no habitation nearby. A few kilometers away were the villages of Sultanwind, Tung, Chattiwind and Khaparkheri. Guru Nanak stayed here on the bank of the small natural lake and the berry trees. He rested at night and in the early morning throughout the day, sang Gurbani (kirtan). Guru Ji sang of his thirst only for the nectar of the God's Name, to be engrossed in devotion to Waheguru.

What was that place where Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji sat? It was the place where Sri Harmandir Sahib now stands, in the city now called Amritsar. The berry tree beside the bank of the pond is still there today, it is called the Beri tree of Dukh Bhanjani Sahib.

After staying near the pond for sometime, Guru Nanak then travelled towards the west. It is said that he stayed at many places on the way and sang gurbani until he reached Lahore.

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