Gurudwara Tarn Taran Sahib is founded by Fifth Guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji in 1590. Guru Ji initiated the task of digging the land for Sarowar( water pond). The Sarowar at Tarn Taran Sahib is th biggest in whole of the Punjab Gurudwaras.
Later Sixth Guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji also stayed at this place for a night while returning from Delhi after arresting Chandu. That place is now named as Gurudwara Manji Sahib .
Ninth Guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Teg Bahadur ji also visited this place .Guru Ji preached the Sikhs at this place.
There is a Minaret at one side of the Gurudwara Tarn Taran Sahib. This Minaret was built by Kanwar Naunihal Singh granson of great king Ranjit Singh in 1839, This three storey Minaret is located at the right side of Shri Darbar Sahib. Its height is 156 feet and 6 inch. Nearby villages 10-12 miles away can be seen from its top floor it is a Wonderful representation of architecture of Sikh Kingdom.
Baba Farid Ji
The Faridkot district of Punjab is named after Baba Farid Ji. Baba Farid once visited this city earlier called Mokhlapur. Here he sat on a forty day seclusion. Then the city king was very much impressed by Baba Farid ji . Hence he named the city after the name of Baba Farid Ji. Baba Farid Ji has great contrinution to Punjabi Literature. His shloks are also included in The sikh Holy “Guru Granth Sahib Ji”. His bani is included under the “Raag -Assa ” and “Raag -Suhi” . The below statue of Baba Farid is installed at the Harike Nanaksar Gurudwara Sahib.
Harike Lake is in the Tarn Taran district of Punjab state in northern part of India . It is also joint place where three regions of Punjab called Majha, Malwa and Dowaba meet. Harike wetland contains a variety of Flora and Fauna. It has a bird sanctury. In winters birds from far regions migrate to this place. The atmosphere is very calm and pleasant. The Harike Gurudwara Sahib is situated on the banks of the river. This Gurudwara Harike Nanaksar was constructed in the memory of Baba Ishar Singh Ji. After death body of baba Ishar Singh Ji was flown in this river. The followers of Baba Ji also flow their ashes in it. Harike Gurudwara Sahib is beautifully constructed . It has large lush green parks . The whole scene of the Gurudwara Sahib is very attractive.
Gurudwaras around Tarn Taran Sahib
There are eighteen Gurudwara Sahibs near Tarn Taran Sahib. If the routes , distance and directions are already known to us , we can visit these all combined more conveniently .
These are the Gurudwaras around Tarn Taran Sahib and their distance.
Guru Ka Khuh 0.5 Km
Jhulane Mahal 4 Km
Lakeer Sahib 1.5 Km
Khadur Sahib 20 Km
Goindwal Sahib 25 Km
Beed Baba Budha Sahib 18 Km
Amritsar 22 Km
Sagrana Sahib 16 Km
Talla Sahib 16 Km
Shan Sahib 22 Km
Chheharta Sahib 30 Km
Pahuwind 34 Km
Sursingh 28 Km
Harike 31 Km
Patti 25 Km
Jandiala 15 Km
Chola Sahib 25 Km
Sultaanpur 50 Km
In old times, light of desi ghee was kept burning all time in the Gurudwaras because it does not produce any kind of bad smells after burning. As there was no arrangement for light in the lack of electricity. But today we have all arrangements for lightening. So according to sikhism it is manmat. That ghee should be used in Guru ke Langer for the public servings.