Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara Corridor
Part of: Prelims and GS-I – Culture
Context The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara Corridor will be reopened on Wednesday.
- The announcement comes ahead of the birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak on 19th November.
The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara Corridor
- The corridor, inaugurated in 2019, links two important shrines — Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan.
- The pilgrims can travel visa-free to the shrine.
- The corridor was built to commemorate 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.
- The operations at the corridor were suspended due to the pandemic.
Who is Guru Nanak?
- Guru Nanak Dev is known as the founder of Sikh religion (1469-1539).
- He advocated the ‘Nirguna’ form of bhakti.
- He rejected sacrifices, ritual baths, image worship, austerities and the scriptures of both Hindus and Muslims.
- The fifth preceptor, Guru Arjan, compiled Baba Guru Nanak’s hymns in the Adi Granth Sahib.
- Kartarpur gurudwara is the revered shrine about 4km across the border where Guru Nanak Dev spent the last 18 years of his life.