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Visit Guru Nanak Jhira

The first and revered Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev Ji was on his second Udasi (missionary tour) of South India when he reached Bidar after passing through Khandwa, Nagpur, Golconda and Hyderabad. On his way he had visited numerous temples and met several Muslim saints and Pirs with whom he had long spiritual conversations. At the outskirts of Bidar the Guru stayed with his companion, Mardana.

The first and revered Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev Ji was on his second Udasi (missionary tour) of South India when he reached Bidar after passing through Khandwa, Nagpur, Golconda and Hyderabad. On his way he had visited numerous temples and met several Muslim saints and Pirs with whom he had long spiritual conversations. At the outskirts of Bidar the Guru stayed with his companion, Mardana.

During his stay, Guru Nanak was moved by the plight of the people residing there due to extreme shortage of drinking water for which the local people were in utter despair. The Guru with mercy in his heart and the name of God in his lips touched the hillside with his toe and to everyone's sheer surprise a clear, cool and sweet-tasting fountain came gushing out of it. This place came to be known as 'Nanak Jhira' A gurudwara was built alongside the fountain which has a museum alongside a Langarthat provides free meals 24X7. At the spot where the spring originated, an Amrit Kund is built which is channeled into a sarovar nearby where devotees can take a dip to cure their ailments.

Interesting facts:

  • The gurudwara celebrates three yearly festivals- Holi, Dussehra and Guru Nanak's birthday.
  • About 4 to 5lakh pilgrims and tourists visit Guru Nanak Jhira every year with nearly 30,000 visitors per day during special events.
  • The Gurudwara management runs a free hospital, an engineering college, a Polytechnic college and two schools as well.   

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  • Altitude

    614 meters
  • STD Code

    8482
  • Best Season

    Winters
  • State/Code

    /585401
  • LANGUAGES

    Kannada, Urdu and Hindi