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Gurdwara Janam Asthan Guru Ram Das

The Janam Asthan Guru Ram Das (Punjabi, Urdu: گردوارہ جنم استھان گورو رام داس‎) is a gurdwara in Lahore, Pakistan. The gurdwara was built atop the site traditionally believed to be the location of the birthplace and childhood home of Guru Ram Das, the 4th Sikh gurus.[1]

Gurdwara Janam Asthan Guru Ram Das

ਗੁਰੂਦਵਾਰਾ ਜਨਮ ਅਸਤਥਾਨ ਗੁਰੂ ਰਾਮਦਾਸ

گردوارہ جنم استھان گورو رام داس
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General information
Architectural styleSikh Empire style
Town or cityLahore
CountryPunjab, Pakistan
Coordinates31°35′06″N 74°19′16″E / 31.584898°N 74.321061°E / 31.584898; 74.321061Coordinates: 31°35′06″N 74°19′16″E / 31.584898°N 74.321061°E / 31.584898; 74.321061
Construction started1801

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LocationEdit

The gurdwara is located in the Chuna Mandi Bazaar in the Walled City of Lahore, near the Lahore Fort, and Begum Shahi Mosque. The shrine is located along the Shahi Guzargah, or "Royal Passage" that began at Delhi Gate, and terminated at the Lahore Fort.

HistoryEdit

Guru Ram Das was born in the Chuna Mandi Bazaar of Lahore in 1534 CE.[2]

The childhood home existed until the era of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who purportedly was asked to build a new shrine at the site during the birth celebrations of Kharak Singh in 1801.[1] Ranjit Singh agreed to the request, and acquired plots surrounding the site in order to build a new gurdwara.[1] 18 Sikhs were reportedly killed in the gurdwara premises during communal rioting that occurred during the Partition of British India.[1]

ArchitectureEdit

The shrine was built atop a white marble platform, which is built several steps above street-level.[1] The shrine measures 122 feet 6 inches by 97 feet 6 inches.[3] To the west of the shrine is an open courtyard,[3] surrounded on two sides by a two-story building.

ManagementEdit

The shrine is managed by the Evacuee Trust Department of the Government of Pakistan.[1] Readings from the Guru Granth Sahib are carried out daily at the shrine.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Qureishi, Tania (17 July 2016). "Janam Asthan of Guru Ram Das". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  2. ^ G.S. Mansukhani. "Ram Das, Guru (1534-1581)". Encyclopaedia of Sikhism. Punjab University Patiala. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Dar, Nadeem (23 January 2016). "Janam Asthan of Guru Ram Das". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 5 October 2017.