Abohar (Punjab), Dec 21(ANI): Situated on Fazilka road in Punjab's Abohar town is Gurudwara Nanaksar Tobha that stands in testimony to a visit by Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru.
While travelling to Multan, now in Pakistan, the Sikh Guru came here with Bhai Bala and Bhai Mardana and rested under a Beri Tree near Tobha or a pond for nine days.
Since then the frail and sick have been coming here to take a holy dip in the pond that is believed to have the power to cure.
"Dhan Dhan Guru Guru Nanak Dev ji stayed here for sometime on his way to Multanpur. He took rest with his followers under a beri tree near a tobha (pond) and since then the gurudwara was named as Gurudwara Shri Nanaksar Tobha. His visit here made this land sacred," said Hardeep Singh, head Granthi.
Hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib captivate the visitors, who come to the Sanctum Sanctorum.
There is a feeling of humility and submission to the great Guru, and everyone recalls the times when the first Guru of the Sikhs had walked in this very place.
The experience of immersing oneself in devotion and prayer here, away from the hustle and bustle of life and daily routine, lifts the soul and the spirit.
"People have great belief in this gurudwara. All wishes get fulfilled here. The sangat comes with great faith. This gurudwara gives peace of mind. We get our wishes fulfilled," a visitor said.
The wholehearted spirit of humanity lives on- true picture of Sikhism- the spirit of selfless service to mankind.
People have an ardent belief in all holy places visited by the ten Sikh gurus, and the calm and serene Gurudwara Nanaksar Tobha welcomes every passerby. By Avtar Singh(ANI)