Gurudwara Shri Gangsar Sahib - Kartarpur Sahib
In Kartarpur City in Distt Jalandhar.
Associated with :
Guru Arjan Dev ji & Guru Hargobind ji
• GURUDWARA SHRI GANGSAR SAHIB is situated int the Kartapur City of Jalandhar Distt.
This holy place has been built in rememberence of the 5th Guru - SHRI GURU ARJUN DEV JI & the 6th Guru- SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI.
• By developing Kartarpur town & keeping in mind the need of water for the local people, in the year 1656, SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI got a well dug up. At this place only, GURU SAHIB with the help of his follower Bhai Vaisakhi Ram made an Urn appear from the well which had fallen
into the river Ganga & cleared the superstition in people's mind about bathing in Ganga. Due to this reason only, the well was named " Gangsar ". Guru Ji, after giving different boons to this well, said whichever human being takes a bath with the water taken from this well, will get rid of all his physical & mental problems. Close to the well where Guru Ji used to sit, that place has been named " SHRI MANJI SAHIB ". The 6th Guru - SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI also used to sit here & offer religious prayers to the followers. At this place only, GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI fought the fourth battle against the muslims for their atrocities & won the battle. It was here only that GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI killed his private general Painde Khan. At this place only , the 6th Guru Ji took off his waist pad & took rest.
• The Gangsar is a well sunk by Guru Arjan Dev and much frequented by pilgrims as a substitute for the River Ganga. 200 meters east of the town is named after the well got sunk in 1599 by Guru Arjan who pronounced it to be as sacred as the River Ganga. The old Manji Sahib near the well was replaced by the present five storey building raised by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in 1975. The sanctum is at one end of a square hall on the ground floor. The other four storey with the dome on lop rise above the sanctum. Within the hall to the right side as one faces the sanctum is a platform dedicated to Guru Hargobind who, according to local tradition, sat here sometimes to address visiting sangat.
• The holy bath at Gangsar Tank provides a cure for problems for mentally retarded and other psychic problems too.