GuruDhawara Pushkar

GURUDWARA - Gurdwara Singh Sabha

This is significant that the annual fair of Kartik Purnima (the full moon - night ) is held at Pushkar on the birth day of Guru Nanak dev, the founder of Sikhism in India, which enhances its prominence. This is interesting to note that Guru Nanak visited Pushkar in the year 1509 AD to have a holy dip in Pushkar Lake on the full moon night of Kartik Purnima, on his birthday.

This place of religious and political significance was also visited by Guru Govind Singh on the same auspicious day i.e. on Kartik Purnima in the year 1706 AD to have a holy dip in the lake at Gau Ghat. He held a conference with the contemporaneous Rajput rulers to enlist their support for deliverance motherland. He is believed to have encamped at Pushkar for over a week and gave Hukumnama to Pundit Chetandas, which is still in the possession of Pundits descendants and bears certificate by the management of Golden temple Amritsar for its validity.

A small Gurudwara building was constructed at Pushkar in the beginning of 19th Century to commemorate the visits of both Guru Nanak dev and Guru Govind singhji. This has been demolished for its renovation and reconstruction about five years back and vast unique Gurudwara building of white marble has been put up spread over 10 Bighas of land in its place. Through large scale Kar sewa under the able and worthy guidance and direction of renowned Sikh saint and veteran Kar Sewak Baba Lakha Singh the present monument was built. Baba's head quarter tagged with scores of charitable units from Schools to Hospitals and Inns running Langar in Kota city of Rajasthan. The Gurudwara at Pushkar has been formally inaugurated on 23rd October 2005 albeit the Kar Sewa is still going on and regular Langar - Prasad is also distributed daily.

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