Gurudwara Beed Baba Budha Sahib - Amritsar
On Chaabal Amritsar road
Associated with :
Baba Budha ji and Guru Arjan dev ji
• GURUDWARA BEED BABA BHUDA JI is situated on Chaabal Amritsar road. BABA BHUDA JI spend much part of his life here. Located 20 km south of Amritsar in the village of Thatta on Chaabal Amritsar road, Gurudwara Beed Baba Budha Sahib popularly known as Beed Sahib is the place where Baba Budha Ji spend much part of his life (1506 - 1631). This is also the place where Guru Arjan Dev Ji and his wife Mata Ganga was blessed with the son, Shri Hargobind Sahib.
Baba Buddha used to live here in the jungle outside Amritsar. Being without a child for many years Guru Arjan Dev's wife Ganga Devi became anxious. Guru Arjan Dev told her; "If you wish a child, ask a pious Sikh like Baba Buddha, the aged seer and devout disciple of Guru Nanak for a blessing". Ganga Devi
Baba Budha sahib ji and Mata Ganga
went to seek the blessings of Baba Buddha with a large entourage. She presented Baba Buddha with many delicacies to eat. Baba Buddha refused to provide any blessings. Upon hearing what happened, Guru Arjan Dev told his wife to return this time on foot, with a simple meal prepared by herself. This time Baba Buddha was delighted and partook of the simple food. He prophesied; "A son will be born to you who will crush the enemies of Nanak's house, just as I have crushed this onion with my hand." That prophecy was to soon thereafter come true with the birth of Guru Hargobind in 1595. When the work of digging the Amrit Sarovar was undertaken during the time of Guru Ram Das and continued through the Guruship of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Baba Ji was nominated as the coordinator of the volunteers. There still stands a Jujubee tree on the border of the Sarovar where Baba Ji sat while performing his responsibilities.
About The Gurudwara
The present building was constructed by Baba Kharak Singh, a follower of Sant Gurmukh Singh Sevavale. In the years 1951 and 1975, a rectangular hall and a spacious divan hall was added to it. At an end of the rectangular hall, the holy book Guru Granth Sahib is placed on a canopied seat which is a meter high square platform made of white marble. The 70 metre square Amrit Sarovar is on the northern side of this hall. While digging the sarovar, Baba ji was the coordinator of the volunteers and he sat on the border of the Sarovar under the shade of a Jujubee tree to perform his duty, which still stands alive.
Near the Gurudwara in a separate compound, there is a two storied residential block and Guru Ka Langar with a large dining hall that is specially constructed for pilgrims.
Today millions of people visit at Gurudwara Beed Baba Buddha Ji to get His blessings of a son.