Timings : 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Time Required : 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, also known as Bir Sahib, is a Gurudwara dedicated to Baba Budha Ji. The Gurudwara lies south of Amritsar, near the village of Jhabal Kalan, at a distance of 20 Kms. One can hire a private taxi to reach the Gurudwara. On the way to the Gurudwara, tourists can see the rich green paddy and wheat fields of Punjab, showcasing an essence of true rural Punjab. Baba Buddha, who lived for 125 years, was the first Granthi, blessed by the first Sikh Guru Guru Nanak Dev as a boy, and went on to anoint the five succeeding Gurus. Inside the Gurudwara, the holy Guru Granth Sahib is placed on a canopied seat made of white marble. Devotees come to this Gurudwara to seek blessings from Baba Buddha in hopes of a child, as was the case with Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru, who came to Baba Buddha in hopes of being blessed with a child.
The Gurudwara, in honour of the meal prepared by Mata Ganga, still serves Missi roti and onion as Prashad. Near the Gurdwara in a separate compound, there is a two-storied residential block, the Guru Ka Langar and a large dining hall. Each Bikrami month devotees in large numbers attend the celebrations, making it the biggest function of the year at this historic site.
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