Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib

Kartarpur (meaning: The City of God), was established by Guru Nanak during the later days of his life. When Guru Nanak passed away, Hindus and Muslims disagreed on how to perform his last rites. A samadh (Hindu tradition) lies in the Gurudwara and a grave (according to Muslim traditions) lies on the premisise as a reminder of this discord. The gurudwara is located next to a small village named Kothay pind (village) on the West bank of the Ravi River in Punjab, Pakistan. The original abode established by Guru Nanak was washed away by floods of the river Ravi. The Gurudwara at Kartarpur can be seen from another Gurudwara located across the border at the historical town of Dehra Baba Nanak in India (It is not Dera, as so many people wrongly call it. Dehra is derived from the word Deh or body). Both sites are one of the holiest places in Sikhism located in the Majha region. Recently, there has been lobbying to open the corridor for sikhs from India to visit the shrine without any hindrance or visa. It lies only 3km from the border.