Khadur Sahib or Khadoor Sahib is a village in the district of Amritsar, Punjab, India. The village of Khadur Sahib is beside the Beas river about 38 kms from Amritsar, 20 Kms from Tarn Taran and nine kms from Goindwal. Khadur Sahib has been sanctified by visits from eight of the Sikh Gurus.
Khadur Sahib is the sacred village where Guru Angad the second Master lived for 13 years, spreading the universal message of Guru Nanak. Here he introduced Gurmukhi Lipi, wrote the first Gurmukhi Primer, established the first Sikh school and prepared the first Gutka of Guru Nanak Sahib’s Bani. It is the place where the first Mal Akhara, for wrestling, was established and where regular campaigns against intoxicants and social evils were started by Guru Angad. The Stately Gurdwara here is known as The Guru Angad Dev Gurdwara.
Killa Sahib (The holy Peg)
The grand Gurdwara at Khaddi Sahib was constructed in memory of Guru Amar Das. On the spot where the Gurdwara now stands, was once located a knaddi (loom) of a cloth weaver. One dark night Guru Amar Das stumbled into the weaver's pit, while carrying a pitcher of water on his head. He was fetching water from the river Beas at a distance of 10 km, for his Guru, Guru Angad Dev. Despite his fall, he succeeded in saving the water filled pitcher. The noise of the fall awakened the weaver who suspected a thief. When the weaver's wife heard a voice uttering 'Japji' she told her husband that it was no thief but the poor, homeless Amar, the aged servant of Guru Angad. When the incident came to the notice of Guru Angad, he was pleased to remark, "Amar Das was not homeless and lowly. He shall be the home of the homeless, and honour of the unhonoured, the strength of the strengthless, the support of the unsupported, the shelter of the shelterless, the protector of the unprotected, and the emancipator of the captives." Guru Angad then formally held the investiture ceremony and appointed Guru Amar Das as his successor, the third Guru Nanak.
Additional Gurwaras at Khadur Sahib
- Gurdwara Thara Sahib, stands on the spot where Guru Amar Das received the tilak, of anointment as Guru from the blessed hands of Baba Budha ji who performed the Tilak ceremonies of five Sikh Gurus. Baba Budha was also the first Granthi (head priest) of the Harimandir Sahib.
- Gurdwara Killa Sahib is located where Guru Amar Das would place his pitcher full of water for a moment's respite, from the fatigue of the long tiring walk.
- Gurdwara Mal Akhara is associated with the place where Guru Angad Devji finalised Gurmukhi script. The Gurdwara has a fine hall with canopied doors.
- Gurdwara Sri Tapiana Sahib
- Gurdwara Mai Bharai Ji
- Gurdwara Sri Darbar Sahib(Angitha Sahib)
- Gurdwara Thara Sahib Sri Guru Amar Das Ji
Their is also the Memorial of Bhai Bala Ji