During third Udassi Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji sat under dead and dried Pipal tree. With divine touch of Guru Sahib Pipal tree came to life again. When Sidh’s saw this, they felt jealous. They used their powers and tried to lift the Pipal tree under which Guru Sahib was sitting on the ground. When […]
During third Udassi Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji sat under dead and dried Pipal tree. With divine touch of Guru Sahib Pipal tree came to life again. When Sidh’s saw this, they felt jealous. They used their powers and tried to lift the Pipal tree under which Guru Sahib was sitting on the ground. When the tree had risen by a few feet, Guru Sahib simply placed his hand on it and it stopped rising. The same tree can be seen in the Gurudwara Sahib Premises.
The weather being cold, Bhai Mardana asked the Sidhs for some fire. However, they refused to help him. The yogis, instead, taunted him and told him that he should go and ask his Guru Sahib who was with him. At this, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji looked at a pile of firewood nearby and it instantly ignited. Bhai Mardana was thus able to keep warm and enjoy the fire. Suddenly, the weather changed for the worse and it began to rain. As a result, the fires lit by the yogis were extinguished but the one lit by Guru Sahib was not affected at all.
Then the yogis dig a little place and made a child to sit in there and covered it. They asked the child that whenever they will ask whose land is this, he should reply, “Sidhan di” ( Of the Yogis). The next morning, they all gathered together and called Guru Sahib for a religious discussion. Then in the front of Guru Sahib when they asked twice whose land is this, the child replied “Sidhan di”. But when Guru Sahib asked whose land is this, there was a reply Nanak Mata, Nanak Mata, Nanak Mata, and the yogis then realized their mistake and fell at the feet of Guru Sahib. Guru Sahib explained to the yogis the path of true meditation and salvation.
Later Baba Almast Ji was taking care of this place. But again the Gorakh Matts harassed Baba Almast Ji, had thrown him out and captured this place. They renamed it as Gorakhmat. Sidhs also set fire to Pipal Tree. Baba Almast Ji sent message to Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji at Darolli Bhai. On request of Baba Almast Ji, Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji came to this place and sprinkled some water on the pipal tree and made it live again. The pipal tree at some parts can be felt as burnt.
Gurudwara Sahib is 45 km from Rudarpur, 11 km from Sitarganj. 500 km from Chandigarh and is situated in the Distt, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttrakhand.
~ Source – http://www.historicalgurudwaras.com/