Gurudwara Kiratpur Sahib

Gurudwara Kiratpur Sahib was established in 1627 by the sixth Sikh Guru Sri Har Gobind Sahib in a small peaceful town at the foothills of the Shivalik range in Punjab.

He lived his last few years of his worldly life here in Kiratpur. Situated on the bank of river Sutlej in present day Ropar district, the auspicious place had regular association with the other Sikh Gurus that followed. Here the seventh Sikh Guru, Guru Har Rai and eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan Dev Ji were born and brought up. Even the first Sikh prophet, Guru Nanak ji is known to have visited this place in his lifetime. The place is also associated with the memory of the renowned Muslim Saint, Pir Buddan Shah who was gifted with a very long life.

Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur was executed in 1675 for refusal to accept Islam and the beheaded Guru ji was brought to Gurudwara Kiratpur Sahib from Delhi with due respect and devotion by Bhai Jaita. Gurudwara Babangarh Sahib was later constructed to commemorate the holy place and the Punjab Government erected a memorial here to honor the Guru ji. The tenth Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh, took the sacred head of his father and took it out in a procession to Anandpur Sahib, 10 kms away, for holy cremation. Since then Kiratpur Sahib on the Nangal-Rupnagar-Chandigarh road is sacred to the Sikhs as they immerse the ashes of their dead at this place. The place is graced by numerous Gurudwaras like Gurudwara Charan Kamal, Gurudwara Baba Gurditta, Tomb of Baba Buddan Shah, Gurudwara Bavangarh, Gurudwara Pata Puri and Gurudwara Shish Mahal.

Last Updated on 24/06/2013