Kartarpur Gurdwara in Jalandhar district is a famous Gurudwara constructed in 1656 A.D by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Devji. The small town of Kartarpur is situated 16 km from Jalandhar. The birth anniversary the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Arjun Devji is celebrated every year with lot of grandeur. During the fair, huge numbers of people from all over the country come here to pay homage to the Guru and get his blessings.
The town of Kartarpur was founded by the fifth Sikh Guru Arjan Devji when he visited the place in the year 1598. The town is also historically important as Kartarpur is the birth place of Swami Virjanand, the guru of the well known social reformer and founder of the Arya Samaj Swami Dayanand Saraswati. In memory of Swami Virjanand, a memorial known as Guru Virjanand Smark has been built by his devotees. The architecture of Gurdwara Tham Sahib is magnificent with a square plan comprising of five-storey elevation.
Kartarpur Gurdwara near Jalandhar is also known as Gurdwara Thum Sahib by the devotees because of the sandalwood post (Tham) established by the Guru. He said that this tham or post would be foundation of the faith of sikhism. The Kartarpur Gurdwara is also famous because the master copy of Guru Granth Sahib is said to be placed in this shrine.
Last Updated on 17th Dec 2012