Gurdwara Kapal Mochan

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Gurdwara Kapal Mochan

Gurudwara Kapal Mochan is situated in the Kapal Mochan City in Yamunagar Distt. This Gurdwara was visited by Guru nanak Dev Ji where he rejected the system of Sootak or Puerperium. this Gurdwara was later visited by Guru Gobind Singh ji after the battle of Bhangani.


Guru Nanak Dev

Guru Nanak Dev Visited this place from Haridwar via Saharanpur in the year 1584 Bikrami on Katakk's full moon while blessing the people. During Guru's journey, a merchant offered food to all the saints. When everyone sat in queues, a child took birth at the merchant's house listening to which the saints stopped eating food due to Sootak (a period of 13 to 40 days after childbirth). Guru Nanak Dev Ji then said:

ਜੇ ਕਰਿ ਸੂਤਕ੝ ਮੰਨੀਝ ਸਭ ਤੈ ਸੂਤਕ੝ ਹੋਇ ॥
ਗੋਹੇ ਅਤੈ ਲਕੜੀ ਅੰਦਰਿ ਕੀੜਾ ਹੋਇ ॥
ਜੇਤੇ ਦਾਣੇ ਅੰਨ ਕੇ ਜੀਆ ਬਾਝ੝ ਨ ਕੋਇ ॥
ਪਹਿਲਾ ਪਾਣੀ ਜੀਉ ਹੈ ਜਿਤ੝ ਹਰਿਆ ਸਭ੝ ਕੋਇ ॥
ਸੂਤਕ੝ ਕਿਉ ਕਰਿ ਰਖੀਝ ਸੂਤਕ੝ ਪਵੈ ਰਸੋਇ ॥
ਨਾਨਕ ਸੂਤਕ੝ ਝਵ ਨ ਉਤਰੈ ਗਿਆਨ੝ ਉਤਾਰੇ ਧੋਇ ॥1॥
(Ang 472)

If one accepts the concept of impurity, then there is impurity everywhere. In cow-dung and wood there are worms. As many as are the grains of corn, none is without life. First, there is life in the water, by which everything else is made green. How can it be protected from impurity? It touches our own kitchen. O Nanak, impurity cannot be removed in this way; it is washed away only by spiritual wisdom. ||1|| (Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Ang 472)

Listening to this shabad, the Saints & the Pandits fell into Guru Ji's feet & became Guru Ji's Sikhs.

Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh also visited this place after the battle of Bhangani in 1679 A.D. ,on his way to Paonta Sahib. He stayed and worshipped here for 52 days. His soldiers cleaned their weapons and tested them to meet future challenges. Here the great Guru distributed awards and Saropas to brave soldiers who distinguished themselves in the Battle of Bhangani. He also exhorted his followers to maintain the sanctity of the sacred place. He gave a copper plate having his signature as memento to the Chief priest of Kapal Mochan. A Gurudwara stands near this tank in his memory.

The Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on Katakk's full moon is celebrated with great joy & enthusiasm. The followers come from far off places to visit the place & get their wish fullfilled by taking a dip in holy water of the Sarovar.


Gurdwara Kapal Mochan Sahib is located in village Kapal Mochan, seventeen kms from Jagadhri on the Bilaspur Road.