Gurudwara Udasi Math, Dibar
Guru Nanak Dev ji travelled to Sri Lanka from Dhanushkodi (near Ramaeshwaram, Tamilnadu) at the tip of the island of Rameshwaram the Guru embarked on a boad for the coast of Cylon. The point where the Guru landed is unknown. It is however recorded in the old Janamsakhi that the Guru asked his followers to repeat Mul Mantra and walk on the water behind him. In this way the sea was crossed. The distance between point Calimere in Southern India and point Pedro in the north of Cylon is only 36 miles.
From Batticaloa, the Guru ji moved toward Dibar-a small town with the King. The chronicles state that it is situated at a distance of about eight miles toward north from Batticaloa. As has been recorded, there is a memorial of the Guru at this place. There is a Sikh Temple which is named Udasi Math because the Udasis have remained the cusodians of this mrmorial. Since the Guru set his foot here. it is also known as “CHARAN PADAK”. It is also recorded that there is a free kitchen at this place. On one the pillars in this temple the guru’s great poem Japji Sahib is inscribed in Sinhales Character. The famous Sikh Changa Bhatra is said to have raised this memorial.
A town in Sri Lanka, visited by Guru Nanak Sahib and Bhai Mardana. At the time of the visit of Guru Sahib, Baticulla was known as Matiakullam. Raja Shiv Nabh ruled it. Bhai Mansukh of Lahore had, earlier, visited this town and had told the ruler about Guru Nanak Sahib. When Guru Sahib visited the town, Raja Shiv Nabh’s joy knew no bounds. He requested Guru Sahib to stay at his palace. Guru Sahib visited his palace but stayed at a place, about 20 km from Baticulla, now known as Kurukul Mandap.