Gurudwara Amar Das Ji Sahib, Haridwar
Gurudwara Amar Das Ji Sahib is situated Haridwar city in UttaraKhand. It is situated in Kankhal area of Hraidwar City. For many years Guru Amar Das Ji used to come to Haridwar to offer his prayed at Ganaga. Guru Sahib used to Stay here. Later Guru Sahib listened the hyms of Guru Nanak Dev ji and became his follower. As Guru Nanak Dev ji’s foolower Gurudwara Amar Das Ji served Second Guru, Guru Angad Dev ji for many years.
Sri Guru Amar Das Ji visited this location in Haridwar 22 times during his life.
Guru Amar Das came here 21 times before he became Guru and just once afterwards. Guru Amar Das understood the truth and taught others that making pilgrimages was not the way to worship, gain mukhti or to join with God. God is within us and in all other beings around us.
Gurdwara Sri Guru Amar Das Sahib, located on the bank of the river Ganga, is a truly amazing heritage site. The Gurdwara is one of a very few that is relatively untouched from the destruction caused by using concrete and marble in making newer and larger buildings.
This Gurdwara, originally built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, has some early 19th Century wall and ceiling paintings (on the inside) including some of a vedic nature. Although the paintings are not in keeping with Sikh philosophy they are still an important part of the life and history of this Gurdwara. There is no Guru Granth Sahib in the building which only has a Thara marking where Guru Amar Das would sit and hold diwans.