Gurdwara Hatt Sahib Sultanpur Lodhi Kapurthala Punjab
Gurudwara Hatt Sahib is a famous town in Sultanpur Lodhi district Kapurthala, Punjab. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, spent 14 years of his life here. Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s brother-in-law Mr. Jairam Ji had given Guru Nanak Dev Ji an employee with Nawab Daulat Khan Lodhi. Nawab Lodhi was greatly influenced by Guru ji’s religious conduct and discretion. He offered the post of Home Department to Guru Nanak Dev Ji but Guru Ji accepted to be in charge of the Food Department. Because he believes that by staying in this department he will be able to help the poor and the needy.
Guru Nanak Dev ji managed Modikhane (storehouse) with great discretion and honesty. The in-charge of Modikhane before Guru ji had become very rich himself by killing the rights of the poor by cheating and rigging. But Guru Nanak Dev ji always used to give goods to the customers after weighing them fully. Every person was happy with his work and all used to praise his work from the Nawab. At the place where Guru ji’s Modikhana was, a magnificent and beautiful Gurudwara has been built at the same place. It is called Gurdwara Hatt Sahib.
Along with Gurudwara Hatt Sahib, a lake has also been built. Those 11 stone weights are also kept here, with which Guru ji used to weigh food etc. An incident in Guru ji’s life is mentioned that when Guru Nanak Dev ji was weighing food and counting each weight as ‘one, two, three… ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen’. When he reached Terah (13) – ‘Tera’ (Tera meaning number 13 in Punjabi, and Tera meaning ‘Yours’, i.e. ‘belong to You, O Lord’), he went into meditation. Guru Nanak went on weighing saying, “Tera, tera, tera…” The customers were happy to have extra provisions and did not want to carry so much goods.
To reach Gurudwara Hatt Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab, India, you can follow these general directions:
By Air: The nearest airport to Sultanpur Lodhi is Adampur Airport (also known as Jalandhar Airport), located approximately 30 kilometers away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or use a ride-sharing service to reach Sultanpur Lodhi.
By Train: Sultanpur Lodhi has its own railway station, Sultanpur Lodhi Railway Station. You can take a train to Sultanpur Lodhi from major cities in India. Once you reach the railway station, you can hire a taxi or use a local mode of transportation to reach Gurudwara Hatt Sahib.
By Bus: Sultanpur Lodhi is well-connected by road, and you can reach the town by taking a bus from nearby cities or towns. There are various state-run and private buses that operate to and from Sultanpur Lodhi.
By Car/Taxi: If you’re driving, you can use a navigation app like Google Maps or Apple Maps. Enter “Gurudwara Hatt Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab 144626” as your destination. The app will provide the best route based on current traffic conditions.
Local Transportation: Once you reach Sultanpur Lodhi, you can use local transportation like auto-rickshaws or cycle rickshaws to reach Gurudwara Hatt Sahib. Confirm the fare with the driver before starting the journey.
Always verify the directions and mode of transportation based on your starting point and current circumstances. It’s advisable to dress respectfully and follow any customs or traditions when visiting religious sites like Gurudwara Hatt Sahib.