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Gurudwara Garna Sahib

Gurudwara Garna Sahib has its existence in Bodal village, which is located nearly 6.5 km from the city of Dasuya in Hoshiarpur District. It is 1.5 km from Garna Sahib Railway Station on Jalandhar-Pathankot Road.

The gurudwara has derived its name from a Garna tree where Guru Hargobind Sahib used to take rest. This gurudwara has an octagonal-shaped dome with marble flooring in its inner sanctum. It also houses a museum on its top floor, which has pictures of Sikh Gurus on the walls. A local committee of the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee takes care of the upkeep and management of this gurudwara.

Gurudwara Garna Sahib has the Guru Granth Sahib, which is a religious book of Sikhs, all the time within its vicinity. The gurudwara attracts people from all religious and castes to come and worship here. 


The history of Gurudwara Garna Sahib is dated back centuries ago. Guru Hargobind Sahib was passing through a dense forest while going from Kartarpur to Mukerian to continue his mission of preaching Sikhism. When he was crossing the forest, a dried bush of a Garna tree caught in his dress, which forced him to stop. He later ordered his followers to bury that bush in the ground and he blessed it by saying ‘You have stopped us, so you will grow green again and stop problems of people and all their wishes would be fulfilled by just touching you’.

When Guru Hargobind Sahib visited that place again, he found that the dried bush has converted into a full-fledged tree. He sat under the tree and a musician from Bodal village came and sang Hymns in front of him. Guru Hargobind Sahib got very pleased with his singing and blessed him with a musical instrument and continued with his journey.

Bodal was a Muslim village. The owner of the land, where the tree was planted, ordered to cut the forest and in the process the blessed Garna tree was also cut. The very next day, the owner found that this tree still stood there, and he ordered to gain cut the tree. However, he found the tree yet again. He ordered to cut the tree for the third time. Meanwhile, during the night time, a voice from heavens came and said that this Garna tree would exist for several centuries to come and you cannot finish it by cutting it. Later, the Muslim owner left the village forever and left the tree for its devotees.

This Garna tree is still present and people come here to touch the tree to have their wishes fulfilled.


Gurudwara Garna Sahib was first developed during the rule of Sardar Jodh Singh, who was the leader of the Ramgarhia misi and died in 1816. The Bodal village was established in his territory. Bhai Ishar Singh Ramgarhia later initiated the construction of the present marble-floored octagonal domed room with the sanctum in the center as well as a covered passage around it for circumambulation.

Several other additions were made in the gurudwara in recent times, including the construction of a three storey gateway in 1972, the development of a spacious mosaic-floored divan hall in 1980 as well the addition of a new dining hall to Guru ka Langar in 1984.

Garna Tree

Garna tree, which was planted by Guru Hargobind Sahib while moving from Kartarpur to Mukerian, is situated nearly 200 meters southwest of the Bodal village. The tree led to the naming of this Gurudwara as Gurudwara Garna Sahib.


Gurudwara Garna Sahib organizes a huge annual fair in the month of June to celebrate the anniversary of Shri Hargobind Sahib. Several hundreds of people from all over the country visit the gurudwara to enjoy the fair and taste the langar being served by the authorities here. Additionally, the gurudwara is also famous for conducting the Baisakhi Fair every year (usually in mid-April).

Important Information

Authorities at Gurudwara Garna Sahib ensure that all those who come here to worship should maintain the purity of this place through cleanliness. The visitors are also advised to dress properly by covering their head and removing shoes while in the gurudwara. Drinking alcohol, eating meat, smoking cigarettes and taking other drugs is also strictly prohibited in the gurudwara.


The city of Dasuya offers a wide range of basic accommodation options for travellers who are on a visit to this gurudwara. The city also provides the option of budget hotels equipped with luxurious and latest amenities at affordable prices. Travellers can pick any of the options based on their budget and needs. 


Gurudwara Garna Sahibm Bodal Village, Dasuya Town Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

Tel No: 091-1883-251062

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