Gurudwara Sri Gangsar Sahib, Kartarpur
This Gurdwara is situated 16 Km Northwest of Jalandhar City in Kartarpur town and is in the Memory of Fifth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji and Sixth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. Guru Arjun Dev Ji developed this town. Due to shortage of water Guru Ji got a well dug up in 1599. Guru Ji got extracted a Gadva (a small Utensil) of Bhai Visakhi Ram from this well, which had fallen into River Ganges. Guru Ji got cleared the superstition of bathing at River Ganges from People’s mind. Hence, the well and the Gurdwara were named as Gangsar. Guru Ji blessed this well by saying: “Sakar Gang Yeh Naam Dharayo, Ganga Te Hum Adhik Likhayo Jo Banchha Kar Ethe Awe, Man Banchhat Var Sak Hi Pave ” Meaning I have named this well as Gangsar which will give same benefits of bathing at River Ganges. Whosoever will come here with a wish, his wish would be fulfilled. Guru Ji said,” whosoever will take bath here with pure heart , all his physical and mental sufferings would come to an end”. A Place near the well has been named as ‘Shri Manji Sahib’. At this place Guru Ji used to arrange preaching Diwans. Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji also used to preach his followers at this place. Guru Ji fought his Fourth Battle against Mughal atrocities in 1635 at this place and got victory. Guru Ji killed his former Jarnail Painde Khan (who had left Guru Ji and joined Mughals) at this place. Guru Sahib took off his Kamarkassa (a waist pad or belt) and took rest at this very place.
Gurudwara Sri Gangsar Sahib is situated int the Kartarpur city of Jalandhar district. This holy place has been built in rememberence of the 5th Guru – Sri Guru arjun Dev ji & the 6th Guru- Sri Guru HarGobind Sahib ji. By Developing Kartarpur town & keeping in mind the need of water for the local people, in the year 1656, Sri 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 Sahib, 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 Sahib used to sit, that place has been named ” Sri Manji Sahib “. The 6th Guru – Sri 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 Sahib took off his waist pad & took rest.