Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gurdwara Nanak Piao, Gurdwara Nanak Piao Delhi, Nanak Piao Gurdwara

Gurdwara Nanak Piao is dedicated to the first Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Nanak Dev is built on the site of the garden where they camped during his visit to New Delhi in 1505, during the reign of Sultan Sikander Shah Lodhi. The Gurdwara is situated on Rana Pratap Road, in the capital city of India, New Delhi. It is said that people came to the revered prophet and gave him and his bard, Mardana with precious gifts and offerings. Guru Nanak used to distribute these gifts to the poor and needy. Besides these, is used to provide food and water to the hungry and thirsty. Gurudwara Nanak Piao This gave his name. You can still see the well from which Guru Nanak poured water in the sanctuary.

According to an interesting legend, during Guru Nanak's visit to Delhi, Sikander Lodhi came to know that he had revived a dead elephant and won the admiration of both Hindu and Muslim devotees. So he sent a call to revive one of his royal elephants died, but the Guru refused to do so. The arrogant ruler imprisoned him. While in prison, the kindness of Guru Nanak and virtuosity won the hearts of prison officials. During the same time, a large earthquake shook the capital on July 3, 1505 and people thought it was because of the curse of Nanak, who was imprisoned. Therefore, Nanak was released.