Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi, Rameshwaram

Gurdwara Name Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi Address No. 54 , West Street , Rameshwaram
Zipcode 623526 Phone 91-4573-221073
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Sarai Available yes Sarai Contact Information Ganga Singh - Sewadar 91-9940837853
Sarai facilities 16 rooms with common bath and beds @ Rs 200 / day
Sarai Room Count 16
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History Guru Nanak Dev ji set off on his first Udaasi in 1501AD from Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district of Punjab. This Udaasi took more time than all the others. At beginning of this Udaasi Guru Nanak Dev ji went from Sultanpur to his birth place in Talvandi of Rai Bhoi (Nankana Sahib) in Shekhupura district which is now in Punjab, Pakistan. Guru Nanak Dev ji then went to Lahore after meeting his father. In Aemanabad he met Bhai Lalo and then proceeded to Karnal, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Delhi, Garh-Mukteshwar and Haridwar. He walked along the Shivalik Hills and visited Kashipur, Navabganj-Tanda (Guru Nanakpur), Rohailkhand, and then after passing through Rampur district, he reached the place now known as Nanak Mata. From Nanak Mata Guru Nanak Dev ji went to Pilibhit, Sitapur, Lakhnow, Alahabad, Sultanpur (UP), Banaras, Patna, Gaya, Silhet, Dhubri, Gohati and Shillong in the northern tract. On his returned trip Guru Nanak visited Dhaka, Kolkata, and Jagannathpuri (Puri). Onwards along the east coast if India Guru Nanak went to Guntur, Madras and Rameshwaram in the south. From Rameshwaram Guruji went to Sri Lanka and visited Jaffna. In Jaffna Guru Nanak preached his spiritual lessons to the King Shivanath of Jaffna before returning to Kochin in India. From Kochin Guruji went to Wilderness of Andhra Pradesh. In the forest known as Kajli vana in Andhra Pradesh Kauday Bhil, the cannibal chief of the Bhil tribe abducted Mardana, Guru Nanak's companion, with intent to eat him. Guru Nanak Dev ji gave Kauday Bhil spiritual lessons and dissuaded him from cannibalism. Gurunanak Dev ji visited Rameswaram in 1511 and stayed for 19 days on his return journey from Sri Lanka, where he had preached the message of universal love, brotherhood and compassion. During his stay in Rameswaram, Gurunanak Devji found the water in the island to be saline. But Lo and Behold! The spring that Gurunanak Devji created by digging the soil produced sweet water. The Sikhs have preserved till today the small 'Mandapam,' where Sri Gurunanak stayed along with the fresh water well dug by him .
Remarks Held sacred by Vaishnavites and Shaivites, legend goes that Rameshwaram is where Lord Ram paid homage to Lord Shiva after his victory over Ravan. One of the holiest sites of Hindus, a pilgrimage to Rameshwaram is deemed crucial in conjunction with Varanasi to gain salvation. Rameshwaram is famous for its magnificent temple corridor, the longest in India, opulently carved and supported by beautiful pillars. Its 556 kms from chennai ,248 kms Trichy , 174 kms Madurai ( Nearest Airport 3.5hrs , Rs 1600 taxi round trip) and 90 kms from Mana Madurai ( Nearest railway station , 3.5hrs ) . From Rameshwaram bus stand to Gurdwara , bus charges Rs 2 and auto Rs 20. Gurdwara has only 2 sewadars and Rameshwaram has no sikh families even upto 400 kms area .