Gurudwara Nanaksar "Famous Sikh Pilgrimage Centre in Doon"
Gurudwara Nanaksar is a famous pilgrim place in Dehradun dedicated to the Sikh community. This holy Sikh centre is located in the heart of Doon and lavishly sprawls over 2.5 acres of land area. The Gurudwara was built with a motive of preaching, promoting and practising the Sikh religious observances and spreading the teachings of the holy saints.
The building of Nanaksar Gurudwara was constructed under the patronage of Sant Baba Gurdev Singh Ji in 1973. It is currently run under the spiritual guidance of his holiness, Sant Baba Gurdev Singh Ji. The Gurudwara has a spiritual aura which attracts people of different sects and religion to pray here.
Services Offered by Nanaksar Gurudwara:
Nanaksar Gurudwara hosts Bhandara or feast on several occasions, where people from all walks of life are welcomed with an open heart. There is a free dispensary in the premises of the Gurudwara where qualified doctors are available as per the schedule. The services of doctor and medicines are available free of cost.
Architecture of Nanaksar Gurudwara in Dehradun:
Gurudwara Nanaksar showcases a marvellous architecture. It has a dome-shaped structure on top which is painted in gold and the bottom part is painted in pristine white colour. A narrow trail will lead you to the Gurudwara having clean environs.
About Nanaksar Institution:
Sant Baba Nand Singh Ji is the founder of Nanaksar Institution. under which the Nanaksar Gurudwara operates. It was Baba Nand Singh Ji who unveiled Sri Guru Granth Sahib in which he brought into notice the glories of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism. Initially, Sant Baba Ishwar Singh Ji carried out the mission for about 13 years after which he transferred the responsibility to Sant Baba Gurudev Singh Ji. At present, Sant Baba Gurudev Singh Ji has taken the charge and have been instrumental in establishing 17 Nanaksar Gurudwaras both in India and abroad.
Local Legend related to Nanaksar Gurudwara:
According to a local lore, the place where Gurudwara Nanaksar stands was once a residential place of a man who died prematurely. After his sad demise, his ghost kept haunting the house for years but Baba Ishwar Singh was able to give him mukti and his soul was set free. After the ghost left the palatial house, it was demolished and Nanaksar Gurudwara was built at its place.
Fairs and Festival held at Nanaksar Gurudwara:
On the auspicious occasion of Poornamashi (Full Moon Night) and Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti, special arrangements are made at the Gurudwara. In the evening, Bhog of Sri Sampat Akhand Path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is performed which is followed by Katha and kirtan. The administration of Amrit is also done on the first Sunday after Pooranmashi.
How to reach Nanaksar Gurudwara:
Nanaksar Gurudwara near Shivlok Colony is located on Raipur road in Dehradun. It is situated at a distance of 11 km from ISBT Dehradun and is only 3 km away from Dehradun Clock Tower. One can easily reach here by taking the Seemadwar-Nalapni route bus or by taking Vikram no. 1 or 2 that travels all the way up to Raipur. Dehradun railway station at 5 km away is the nearest railhead and Jolly Grant airport at 26 km is the closest air connectivity.