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Gurudwara Baba Bakala Sahib

As good luck would have it, his ship steered safely of the wild storm. He felt that his life and goods were saved by the grace of the Guru. The first thing he did was fulfill his vow. But on reaching Baba Bakala he found several imposters, each posing as Guru. He decided to offer only two Dinars to everyone posing to be Guru Harkrishan’s successor. The true Guru would himself demand the exact amount he had vowed to give. According to him it would not be possible for the false and imposters to define the exact purpose of his visit. Thereby their ignorance, lack of spiritual insight and character would be exposed. As expected ,none of the imposters could recognise him. But when he placed two Dinars before Guru Tegh Bahadur, the great sage at once remarked “God bless you, my man, why only two Dinars after pledging five hundred? The Guru is never in need of any thing but a Sikh is expected to keep his pledge to the Guru.” Thus the issue was clinched and the real Guru was discovered. Since this historic event Bakala has become a place of pilgrimage. A beautiful Gurudwara stands at the spot where Guru Tegh Bahadur used to meditate in an underground cell. This small village where Guru Tegh Bahadur revealed himself subsequently, came to be called Baba­Bakala. The Gurudwara has many beautiful paintings pertaining to the Sikh history. People gather in thousands on every amavas night. Besides an Annual Fair is held on raksha bandhan day when many people throng this holy place from all over the country. It is situated only 3 km away from Butari railway station and is well connected by roads to important towns of Punjab.

To reach Gurudwara Baba Bakala Sahib Ji in Amritsar, you can consider the following transportation options:

By Car or Taxi: If you’re traveling by car or taxi, you can use navigation apps like Google Maps or Apple Maps to navigate to Gurudwara Baba Bakala Sahib Ji. Simply enter the destination address for the most accurate route guidance.

By Bus: Look for local bus routes that pass through Amritsar. Once you reach Amritsar, you can inquire about buses or local transportation options that can take you to Gurudwara Baba Bakala Sahib Ji.

By Train: Find the nearest railway station to Amritsar. Amritsar Junction Railway Station is the main railway station serving the city. From there, you can hire a taxi or use local transportation to reach Gurudwara Baba Bakala Sahib Ji

By Air: If you’re traveling from a distant location, you can fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar. From there, you can hire a taxi or use other ground transportation options to reach Gurudwara Baba Bakala Sahib Ji.

Once you reach Amritsar, you can ask locals or use navigation assistance to find the exact location of Gurudwara Baba Bakala Sahib Ji.

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