Gurudwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, also known as Kartarpur Sahib, is a very famous gurdwara. The gurdwara is significant because of its location as it lies near the border between Pakistan and India. It is located in the Shakargarh Tehsil of the Narowal District in Punjab, Pakistan.
Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara
Kartarpur Sahib was established by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Sikh Guru in 1522. On 22 September 1539 Gurunanak Dev Ji took the last breath in this gurudwara and spends around 18 years of his life. The Gurudwara was washed away by floods of the river Ravi (Rabi) and the present Gurudwara was established by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Kartarpur Sahib is located in the Narowal district of Pakistan. It is three to four kilometers away from Dera Baba Nanak in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India, and about 120 km from Lahore. The langar was first started in Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Langar tradition is also known as ‘Guru ka Langar’, the Gurus Kitchen. Whoever came here, Guru Nanak Dev Ji did not allow him to go without eating.
At the time of the partition of India-Pakistan, gurudwara moved to Pakistan, so citizens of India need a visa to visit Kartarpur Sahib. Those who are not able to go to Pakistan, they see with the help of binoculars in the Gurudwara Shaheed Baba Sidh Saun Randhawa located at Dera Baba Nanak in the Indian border. Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara is visible from the border towards India. In Pakistan, the government takes care that the grass does not accumulate around this gurudwara, so it keeps cutting and pruning around it so that it can be seen well from India and there is no problem for the devotees.
So we can say that Kartarpur Corridor is a historic move by the Pakistan government for the devotees to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara situated in Pakistan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone for the Kartarpur Sahib corridor on the Pakistani side. He has invited the former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu (who is also the Congress leader and Punjab minister) to attend the opening ceremony.