In 1506 A.D. Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji stepped on the land of Odisha when he was on his tour to Assam and Bengal. Guru Nanak Ji took shelter at the city of Cuttack at a small cottage near the stay of a person named Chaitany Bharati who was a mesmerist. He used to perform […]
In 1506 A.D. Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji stepped on the land of Odisha when he was on his tour to Assam and Bengal. Guru Nanak Ji took shelter at the city of Cuttack at a small cottage near the stay of a person named Chaitany Bharati who was a mesmerist. He used to perform witchcraft with the motive of mobilizing Bhairav. Due to the influence of Guru Nanak Ji several people used to gather there and started following him as well. Seeing this Chaitanya Bharti’s heart was full of jealousy and hatred for Nanak Ji and hence he started applying witchcraft to divert the attention of the people from Guru Nanak Dev Ji. But, all his trials were worthless.
One day Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was performing meditation. At the same time Chetanya Bharati arrived there and tried attacking on Nanak Ji by a broken branche of Sahada tree nearby. When Guru Nanak Dev Ji opened his eyes the branch of the tree fell down from the hands of Chetanya Bharati and he started weeping distressingly. He then touched the feet of Guruji with agony. By the influence of the kind advices of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Chetanya Bharati turned into an adorer of almighty God and also became his disciple.
Another morning Chetanya Bharati offered a branch of the Sahada tree to Guruji to brush His teeth. Guru Nanak Ji used a small part of that branch and implanted the rest which then grew into a huge tree. That tree got perished in 1930 and research scholars who examined the tree declared to be of the ancient time. It is believed that another tree was sprouted from the root of the same tree which is now admired by the Sikhs to recall the memory of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and from then Gurdwara Guru Nanak Datan Sahib came into existence.