Gurudwara Sri Sheesh Mahal Sahib, Kiratpur Sahib
Gurudwara Sri Sheesh Mahal Sahib is situated in the Kiratpur Sahib city, district Ropar. It is the birth place of Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib ji (Baba Gurditta ji was the father and Mata Nihal ji was the mother). Baba Gurditta ji was the son of Sri Guru HarGobind Sahib ji. Later Sri Guru HarKishan Sahib ji was born at same place. Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib ji was the father and Mata Krishna ji was the mother of of Sri Guru HarKishan.
Gurdwara Shish Mahal in Kiratpur has been contructed on the site of the first building completed in the then New city of Kiratpur. Though the first building completed, it was not the first begun as the laying of Kiratpur Sahib's 'foundation stone' had preceeded it.
This was the home of Baba Gurditta, Guru Hargobind's eldest son, which later also served as the home of his father Guru Hargobind when he moved to Keeratpur Sahib in May 1635. Before leaving Kiratpur in 1635 the Guru's sons--the later Gurus--Guru Har Rai and Guru Harkrishan were both born here. Guru Har Rai's son Ram Rai and his daughter Bibi Rup Kaur were also born here.
The area is also associated with the memory of a Muslim saint, Pir Buddan Shah who was gifted with a very long life (local legends say about 800 years).
The Gurdwara is situated on the bank of the river Sutlej about 10 km south of Anandpur and about 30 km north of Rupnagar. It is on the Nangal-Rupnagar-Chandigarh road (NH21).
The city and its many Gurdwaras are sacred places for the Sikhs as several of the Sikh Gurus visited, were born and lived here. The ashes of several Gurus were immersed in the nearby Sutlej River.
Even today many Sikhs come here to spread the ashes of their loved ones in the River.