Legends of Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib - Bidar
According to the Janamsakhis (Biographies of the Guru Nanak), the Guru accompanied by his companion Mardana stayed in the outskirts of the Bidar. Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib-Bidar is popular because it is believed that Guru Nanak had visited this place when he was suffering from health issues. There were many huts of Muslim fakirs nearby, who took keen interest in the sermons and teachings of the great guru. The teachings of Guru Nanak became very popular because of its simplicity. Soon, the poorer sections of the society were attracted by his ways of life, irrespective of caste and creed. There was a shortage of drinking water in Bidar during this time. Wells were tried to dig but there was no solution to this problem. Taking heavenly names, Guru Nanak touched the hillside with his toe and removed some of the stones from the particular place and water sprung from the hillside. From then onwards, this place came to be known as ‘Nanak Jhira’ as the word Jhira literally means ‘a spring of water’.
Architecture of Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib - Bidar
Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib - Bidar consists of Darbar Sahib with beautiful Paalki (palanquin) of Marble (Sang Marmar), there are two big Diwan Hall and Langar Hall adjoining to it. In front of the Gurudwara stairs, there is a beautiful Sarovar (Sacred Tank) which has been built for gents and ladies separately, in which the water of Sri Nanak Jhira (Water Spring) has been directed for pilgrims to have a holy dip and excess water is being released for the agricultural purposes.
Visiting Information of Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib - Bidar
The nearest airport of Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib - Bidar is Begumpet International Airport at Hyderabad. People can take a bus from here to reach Bidar in Karnataka. Luxury buses are operated daily and run to Bidar. The journey takes almost 16 hours. The nearest railhead is at Bidar. There are different trains connecting Bidar from Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
(Last Updated on : 10-10-2017)
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