Birth There was a village called Talwandi Rai Bhoel situated in the tapa of the Bhattis, thirty-four miles south-west of Lahore, the capital of ancient Punjab: this village is these days known as Nankana Sahib . Here was born Guru Nanak in the house of Mahita Kalu (father) and Tripta (mother) on Vaisakh Sudi, 1526 Bikram (15 April, 1469) at...

Nanak Disappears in Rivulet Bein While at Sultanpur, Guru Nanak would go daily to the Bein rivulet to have his bath. The place where he used to bathe was about a mile (1.60 km.) west of the town. The scene around the banks of the rivulet was enchanting because of its natural beauty. Here he used to meditate for a...

Kurukṣettra Leaving Pakpatan, Guru Nanak crossed the Satluj and took the road leading to Delhi via Sirsa and Hansi. In Sirsa there is an old Gurdwara commemorating the visit of Guru Nanak. From Sirsa, another road led to Thanesar. Taking the road to Thanesar, Guru Nanak reached Kurukṣettra passing through Kara and Pehowa. The village Kara is situated in Kaithal...

Tanda Leaving Nanakmatta the Guru travelled about sixty miles (ninety-six km.) towards South and reached Tanda. This town was situated on the road connecting Muradabad and Nainital. Most of the inhabitants of this town belonged to Banjara community as they still do. According to the Imperial Gazetteer , in the beginning; this town might have been a halting place for...

Raja Hari Nāth From Benares there are two routes that lead to Hajipur (Patna). One of them was a kutcha passage that went parallel to the Ganges. Another led to Patna via Gaya. The road that led to Patna via Sasaram and Gaya was later on named Sher Shah Suri Road because Emperor Sher Shah Suri also got constructed inns...

On the Way to Jagannāth Puri There was an old route taken by passengers from Cuttack to Puri. This was also called the Jagannāth Road. Guru Nanak took this route to reach Puri. When the King of Orissa met the Guru at Cuttack, the news spread to Puri and other places also. There lived a pandit in Puri those days...

Mardana’s Hunger The Guru travelled northwards from Koti and reached Sitavaka which is nowadays called Avisvela. It is situated 33 miles (53 km.) north-east of present day city of Colombo. The Haqiqat Rah Mukam states that there used to be at Sitavaka a congregation (Sangha) set up by Guru Nanak. However, no records of any Sikh shrine here could be...

Ujjain From Girnar Hills in Junagarh Guru Nanak and Mardana first travelled northwards and then turned eastward and after passing through Ahmedabad they reached Ujjain. The traders visited Ahmedabad and Ujjain quite often on the coast of western sea. Both these towns were big centres of trade. The earlier name for Ujjain was Avantipura. It was situated on the bank...

Duni Chand Guru Nanak and Mardana reached Lahore from Talwandi and stayed outside the town near the New Badami Bagh. At the time of Guru Nanak, there lived a Karori by the name of Duni Chand. In the Mughal regime a revenue officer who collected a crore of dam for the royal treasure was given the title of Karori: the...

Sialkot From Tilla Bal Gudain, Guru Nanak and Mardana travelled toward south-east on the route which was known as Shah Rah . On the way they crossed the Jehlum and the Chenab rivers to reach Sialkot. It was an ancient town which was earlier named Sakla or Sialkot. It had sometime in the past been the capital town of entire...