Gurudwara Charan Paduka Patshahi 1 & 9 - Nizamabad is a small town in the interior of Azamgarh district. An eight-kilometre link road connects it to Serai Rani on the Jaunpur-Azamgarh road. Another six-kilometres road links it to Phariha. Both Serai Rani and Phariha are railway stations on the Ballia-Shahganj metre gauge section of North-Eastern Railway. Nizamabad was visited by Guru Nanak Dev during his eastern Udasi in the early sixteenth century, and by Guru Tegh Bahadur during his journey back towards Punjab in 1670. A Shrine called Charan Paduka (lit. wooden sandals) common to both Gurus existed here of old under UDasi priests until Bawa Kripa Dayal Singh of Goindwal established a proper Gurdwara and himself settled here to preach Sikhism. It became a well known Sikh missionary centre during the time of his son Sadho Singh and grandson, the well-known scholar, author and poet Bawa Sumer Singh. The Shrine is named Gurdwara Charan Paduka Patshahi 1 te 9. Its buildings have been renovated by Sant Sadhu Singh Mauni, whose successors continue to administer it. Besides a pair of wooden sandals kept here as a sacred relic one used by Guru Tegh Bahadur, there are fourteen old hand-written copies of Guru Granth Sahib.
Gurdwara Sri Charan Paduka Sahib Nizamabad was visited by Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji, during his eastern (first) udasi from Ayodhya to Benaras (Varanasi), and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji during his journey back towards Punjab from Patna in 1670.
As a mark of their visit both Guru Nanak and Guru Tegh Bahadur left their Charan Paduka (wooden sandals) here. Guru Nanak's sandals were given to him by Raja Shiv Nabh.
The place where Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji prayed to God is known as the Akal Bunga and there is also the Dukh Niwaran Khu (a well) whereby bathing with the water of the well and remembering God (Naam Simran) washes away a persons dukh.
It is said that Gurdwara Guru Nanak Ghat is located at the bank of the river Tamsa where Guru Nanak on the insistence of the local people made the dead Ram Niwaj Kayasth, alive. On the other bank of the river Tamsa was a dry and parched land which became evergreen by the touch of the Guru's feet. Thereafter it was known as the Anand Bagh (garden of happiness).
Bawa Kripa Dayal Singh of Goindwal established a proper Gurdwara and himself settled here to preach Sikhism. The Gurdwara became a well known Sikh centre during the time of his son Sadho Singh and grandson, the well-known scholar, author and poet Bawa Sumer Singh.
The Gurdwara buildings were renovated by Bhai Sadhu Singh Mauni, whose successors continue to administer it. Besides the wooden sandals there are twenty-five (25) old hand-written copies of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and six (6) old hand written copies of Dasam Granth Sahib Ji along with many puratan weapons like swords, shields, spears, guns, etc.
iSearchGurbani is a cross platform software bringing you a simplistic approach to search and explore Gurbani . iSG includes complete Sri Guru Granth Sahib , Bhai Gurdas Vaaran , Kabit Bhai Gurdas, Bhai Nand Lal Baani and Baani’s from Sri Dasam Granth Sahib. iSearchGurbani ( iSG) has a built in slideshow/projector feature, which automatically displays text to an additional monitor or projector screen configured as extended monitor. iSearchGurbani v4 is cross platform software, can be installed on Windows & MAC OSx
AllAboutSikhs is a comprehensive web site on sikhism, sikh history and philosophy, customs and rituals,sikh way of life, social and religious movements. Based on the belief in One God, the Sikh religion recognizes the equality of all human beings, and is marked by rejection of idolatry, ritualism, caste and asceticism. This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully can be of some use to seekers of knowledge.
SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas. You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan .
Encyclopedias encapsulate accurate information in a given area of knowledge and have indispensable in an age which the volume and rapidity of social change are making inaccessible much that outside one’s immediate domain of concentration.At the time when Sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this vibrant faithis a singular contribution to the world of knowledge.