Gurudwara Nanaksar is a famous pilgrim place in Dehradun. It dedicated to the Sikh community. This holy Sikh centre is located in the heart of Doon. It lavishly sprawls over 2.5 acres of land area. The Gurudwara was built with a motive of:
They constructed the building of Nanaksar Gurudwara under the patronage of Sant Baba Gurdev Singh Ji in 1973. It is currently running under the spiritual guidance of his holiness, Sant Baba Gurdev Singh Ji. The Gurudwara has a spiritual aura. It attracts people of different sects and religion to pray here.
Gurudwara hosts Bhandara or feast on several occasions. Here people from all walks of life come here with an open heart. There is a free dispensary in the premises of the Gurudwara. Here, qualified doctors are available as per the schedule. The services of doctor and medicines are available free of cost.
Gurudwara Nanaksar showcases a marvellous architecture. It has a dome-shaped structure on top. It 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.
According to a local lore, the place where Gurudwara Nanaksar stands. There 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. He set his soul free. After the ghost left the palatial house, they demolished it. After that, they built Nanaksar Gurudwara at its place.
On the auspicious occasion of Poornamashi (Full Moon Night) and Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti, Gurudwara hosts special events. In the evening, they perform Bhog of Sri Sampat Akhand Path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This is followed by Katha and kirtan. The administration of Amrit is also done on the first Sunday after Pooranmashi.