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Nada Sahib

Nada Sahib located on the scenic banks of River Ghaghar in the Panchkula district of Haryana and is a venue of high religious significance. Nada Sahib is located at a distance of 15 km from Chandigarh, the City of Gardens and is visited by devotees and tourists across the year.

Gurudwara Nada Sahib is a revered venue of worship and represents the religious sentiments and cultural attributes of the Sikh community. This is the center where Guru Gobind Singh ji had taken rest after winning his battle against the Mughals. Along with hundreds of weary victorious Sikh soldiers, he had stayed in the premises of this Gurudwara on his way back. Guru Gobind Singh ji was proceeding to Anandpur Sahib from Paonta Sahib after winning the Battle of Bhangani in 1688.

Upon his arrival in the village, Guru Gobind Singh ji and his warriors were warmly greeted by an ardent follower named Nadu Shah. Nadu Shah was connected with the Labana caste and served Guru Gobind Singh ji with a lot of zest and enthusiasm. He belonged to the family of Baba Makhan Shah Labana, who used to reside in the adjoining village and helped Guru Gobind Singh ji and his armies recover from the tiredness of their long journey. He offered them milk, food and other nourishment as long as they stayed in the Gurudwara.

Guru Gobind Singh ji was very pleased by his hospitality and reverence and showered his blessings on Nadu Shah. He also proclaimed that the Gurudwara would be henceforth named after him and would be amongst the important Sikh centers of worship globally. He then blessed the venue and announced that all visitors who came to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, announced his name and offered prayers with devotion would have their wishes fulfilled.

Located on the foothills of the scenic Shivalik Hills, Gurudwara Nada Sahib remained an obscure place of worship until it was discovered by Bhai Motha Singh from a nearby village. He raised a platform at the very spot to perpetuate and pay testimony of Guru Gobind Singhji’s visit to the venue. There are no more historical recordings of the establishment of the Manji Sahib or what became of the devotee, Motha Singh.

This shrine was placed under the administration of Dharmarth Board of East Punjab States Union and Patiala in 1948 and was then taken over by the members of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee in 1956. In due course of time, the original simple architectural framework of Manji Sahib has been transformed into a double storeyed domed structure. It has a large rectangular meeting hall, a spacious brick paved courtyard, rooms for pilgrims and a complex for Guru ka Langar. The Gurudwara is also home to a museum which showcases remnants and facts connected with the Sikh history

This Gurudwara is dominated by a holy flag which flies aloft a 105 feet (32 m) high staff placed at one side of the courtyard (next to the old shrine). Community meals, prayer sessions and religious gatherings take place every day of the year with full moon nights being the most important days for worship.


Lakhs of devotees and tourists visit the Jor Mela which is held annually in the month of September. This fair is held in honor of Banda Bahadur, Guru Tegh Bahadur and Dargahi Shah Faqir. During the time of Jor Mela, this heavenly abode of Waheguru is steeped in festive fervor and offers lots of delights to those who visit it from far and near.

Best Visiting Time

There are no Entry fees to Nada Sahib Gurudwara and can be visited on all days between 4:30 AM - 8:00 PM. Gurudwara Nada Sahib is best visited on full moon days or the Pooranmashi of each month. The venue turns into a vast sea of humanity during this period and attains a gay and festive ambience.

How to Reach

Located on the way to Miorni Hills and at a distance of 15 km from Chandigarh, Gurudwara Nada Sahib can be reached by easy means of transportation like taxis, auto rickshaws and public buses. It is located on Panchkula Highway and is a white colored building away from the madness of cities.


It is located on the Panchkula Highway near the banks of River Ghaghar, 15 km from Chandigarh.

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