Sunday, March 30, 2008

Gurudwara Guptsar Sahib, Manmad, Maharashtra

Gurudwara Guptsar Sahib is located at Manmad in Nasik District of Maharashtra. It is a 240 km drive from Mumbai and about 80 kms from Nasik.

The Gurudwara Sahib is located close to the Manmad railway station which is a major junction for many trains connecting Delhi to Shri Hazur Sahib in Nanded and Pilgrims use to take a break at Manmad and also participate in the 24 hr Langar in this Gurudwara.

The historical connection of Manmad is to the tenth Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji who during his stay at Nanded, secured the release of two Maratha chiefs- Bala Rao and Rustom Rao from the Satara Fort and brought them to Manmad.

Baba Nidhan Singh started karseva for construction of this Gurudwara in 1931. A hidden well was found with sweet water, because of which the Gurudwara was named Gurudwara Guptsar Sahib.

A large two-storeyed entrance gated leads to the courtyard. To the left is the large diwan hall with walls decorated with multicoloured glass pieces and reflective mirrors arranged in geometrical patterns.