Gurudwara Shri Achal Sahib - Batala
In Village Chahal and Salho, Distt Gurdaspur.
Associated with :
Guru Nanak Dev Ji andGuru Hargobind Singh Ji
• Gurudwara shri achal sahib is situated at a distance of about 8 Km South of Batala City on Batala-Jalandhar road on the boundary of Chahal and Salho Villages, in District Gurdaspur, Punjab.
• The First Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place alongwith his disciples on Shivratri Festival. At this place Siddh-Yogies used to reside. When Guru Nanak Dev Ji arrived, people rushed to have a glimpse of Guru Ji and touched his feet.
This created jealousy in the hearts of Yogies and they with their leader Bhagar Nath came to have discussions with Guru Ji. Guru Ji asked Bhangar Nath, "You have renounced the World, but you go to the houses of the people to beg food, how can you be superior to those people?" Bhangar Nath instead of replying, tried to show miracles but lost his powers. Bhangar Nath realised that Guru Ji had Great Powers. All the Yogies fell on Guru Ji's Feet. Guru Ji asked people to remember and recite the name of the God. Guru Ji planted a Datan (a Twig of a Kikkar tree) at this place. People said that it is a thorny tree. Guru Ji asked, "Which tree do you want?" People said, "We want some fruit tree". Guru Ji said, "It will grow into a Beri Tree and would bear fruits for 12 Months in the Year". That tree is present inside the Gurudwara Complex.
• When Sixth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Hargobind sahib Ji visited Batala for the marriage ceremony of his eldest son, Baba Gurditta Ji, he came to this place. Guru ji got an eight cornered well dug up which is situated in front of the main gate of the Gurudwara.
GURUDWARA SHRI ACHAL SAHIB situated on the Batala-Jalandhar road. Its only 7-8 km from Batala. GURU NANAK DEV JI had discussion with Jogi Bangar Nath here. After listening to Guru Sahib he bowed his head in front of GURU NANAK DEV Ji. Later GURU NANAK DEV JI burried a kikkar tree after having a datan. But people requested that its a tree with thorn, GURU JI asked people which tree they wanted, People asked for some fruit tree and then GURU NANAK DEV JI blessed this place that there will be fruit on this tree for whole of year. This kikkar tree is situated in the campus. GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI also came at this place for his son Baba Gurdita Ji's marriage. He got eight cornered well digged, which is situated in the front of Gate of Gurudwara Sahib.