Thursday, March 01, 2007
Gurudwara Baoli Sahib - Goindwal

With Satguru Kirpa, We had the opportunity to visit Gurudwara Baoli Sahib - Goindwal

Goindwal is situated at a distance of 30 km south-east of Amritsar city. Here, are two historic Gurdwaras, associated with the third Guru Sri Amar Das. He provided a place of pilgrimage, alternative to Hardwar and Benaras, where God alone was to be worshipped. He planned to construct a 'Baoli'-a well with descending steps, in Goindwal. He purchased some land and laid the foundation of the 'Baoli' with due religious ceremonies. His devoted Sikhs joined in the work on self-help basis and many willingly came forward to provide food for the volunteers engaged in the digging operation. The Baoli had eighty-four steps. The Guru decreed that whoever should attentively repeat Japji on every step, should escape from the travail of wandering through eighty four lakhs births and rebirths.

Thus the Baoli at Goindwal Sahib, became an object of pilgrimage to Hindus as well as Sikhs. This Gurudwara is considered the first great Sikh center of pilgrimage. The entrance to the Baoli has been artistically decorated. There is a row of frescoes, depicting scenes from Sikh history. A dip in the Baoli is considered most holy. Adjoining the Baoli, a magnificent Gurudwara has been built. Besides, there is 'Langar' the famous community kitchen of Guru Amar Das, where each visitor is offered food free of cost. It has been recorded by a Sikh historian that Emperor Akbar also took meal in the Langar, before meeting the Guru.


More photos as follows:
It was so peaceful when we when visited Dhan Dhan Satguru, Guru Amar Das Ji

Dhan Dhan Satguru, Guru Amar Das Jee Maharaj use to mediate here.

In this picture it explains alot about Goindwal Sahib history


Posted by Singh U & R Kaur at 4:13 PM |


At 4:07 AM, Blogger Prabhu Singh said:

Thanks for sharing the pictures, it reminds me of my time in Goindwal Sahib. I remember running up and down the steps when taking a dip between reading Japji so that the time would be more reasonable. It definitely helped, though I read Japji pretty fast a few times. It took me over 13 hours.


At 5:47 PM, Blogger Mr Singh said:

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

The pictures don't appear anymore. Can you upload them again veerji?

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh


At 6:51 PM, Blogger Singh U & R Kaur said:

GuruFateh veerjee

Hope you can see the photos now.