Gurudwara Shri Cheharta Sahib Ji

Gurudwara Shri Cheharta Sahib Ji

Situated :
In the Amritsar City near village Guru Ki Wadali.
Associated with :
Guru Hargobind sahib ji
• GURUDWARA SHRI CHEHAARTA SAHIB is situated in the Amritsar City near village Guru Ki Wadali. Guru ki Vadali is the birthplace of the Sixth Guru, SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI, the son of SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI. To celebrate the birth of his son, GURU ARJAN DEV JI constructed a big well at this place. This well helped in removing water scarcity in the region and enabled the greening of the fields.

History

• Gurudwara Chheharta Sahib, 7 km west of Amritsar (31° 38'N, 74° 52'E), is named after a well that Guru Arjan (1563-1606) had sunk. The well was so wide, and the water supply so abundant, that six Persian wheels installed around the interior of its circufrence could operate simultaneously.

• The well has now been covered, but its water is still pumped to feed the main tank of the Gurudwara. Now developed as an industrial township, Chheharta falls within the revenue limits of Vadali Guru, a village one km to the south, where Guru Arjan stayed during 1594-97.

Overview

The Village of Guru ki Vadali is the birth place of the Sixth Guru, HarGobind Sahib, son of Guru Arjan Dev. GURU ARJAN DEV JI constructed a big well at this place. This well helped in removing water scarcity in the region and enabled the greening of the fields. Hence its name Chheharta, lit. having six (chhe) Persian wheels (hart or harta). The Gurudwara was named after this well.

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