Gurdwara Charan Kaval Sahib


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Address: 8H83+J2P, Kala Singha Rd, Bada Bazar, Basti Sheikh Darvesh, Gobind Nagar, Jalandhar, Punjab 144002

Gurdwara Sri Charan Kanwal Sahib marks the site of the garden where Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji stopped first to drink water and rest. This was also where Bhai Daya Singh, Bhai Dharam Singh and Bhai Mani Singh re-joined Guru Gobind Singh (after an arduous journey through the thorny forest of Machhiwara) as per the Guru's plan. The well that Guru Gobind Singh drank from still exists and water is provided to visiting Sangats. The Jand tree that Guru Ji rested under is on the left of the Gurdwara Sahib. It is here that the Guru sang the shabad 'Mitra Pyare Nu'.

The central building of this shrine has a square hall on the ground floor with a square sanctum in the centre where Guru Granth Sahib is seated. The domed pavilion over the sanctum on the second floor contains a large portrait of Guru Gobind Singh in a sleeping posture. There are also decorative domed pavilions on this floor, square at the corners and rectangular at midpoints of the walls.

A rectangular sarovar, west of the Gurdwara, was constructed during the 1970's. It receives its water supply from an old well believed to be the same as watered the garden at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The Gurdwara is controlled by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee through a local committee which also manages Gurdwara Sri Chaubara Sahib Machhiwara. An annual congregation fair is held in December, corresponding to 8th and 9th of Poh, the days Guru Ji stayed at Machiwara.