(Last Updated on : 09/09/2017)
Gurudwara Mattan Sahib is a picture of everlasting knowledge and faith in the superlative in Sikhism
. It was built by a Brahmin
, who was converted to Sikhism after listening to the significant message of Guru Nanak
. The Gurudwara Mattan Sahib was built on the place of damaged temples
and is today one of the most popular holy places in Kashmir
. Gurudwara Mattan Sahib is also called Martand.
Location of Gurudwara Mattan Sahib
Gurudwara Mattan Sahib is located on Anantnag
Road. It is 60 Kilometres away from Srinagar
, in Mattan village of Anantnag District of Jammu and Kashmir
History of Gurudwara Mattan Sahib
When Guru Nanak begun his third udasi (missionary tour) he visited Mansarovar
, Tibet, China, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. Guru Nanak visited Srinagar, Anantnag and reached Mattan. At Mattan, Guru Nanak had a conversation with Sanskrit
scholar Pandit Brahm Das, who was self-righteous of his acquaintance. Guru Nanak on seeing him coming with his vast stock of books recited the couplet like - "One may read thousands of books, with a cart load of books to follow, One may study innumerable epics
or fill, One's cellars with volumes of study, One may read for generations and generations, And spend every month in the year studying".
Pandit Brahm Das was stunned and fell at the feet of the Guru. Guru Sahib waited for few days at Pandit Brahm Das's dwelling. A Muslim
Saint also discussed spiritual feature with Guru Sahib. Mattan was famous for its old damages. Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa constructed Seven Gurdwara Sahibs. These Gurdwara Sahib were eradicated by the Dogra traitors throughout 1905-1909.
Architecture of Gurudwara Mattan Sahib
Within the Gurudwara complex, there is a chinnar tree, which is believed to be in existence since the time of the visit of Guru Nanak Sahib
. Large numbers of devotees visit this place of pilgrimage during summer. It includes a rectangular hall with the workroom at one end and a verandah
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