Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara Corridor 

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  • November 18, 2021
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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? 

  1. Guru Nanak Dev is known as the founder of Sikh religion (1469-1539).
  2. He advocated the ‘Nirguna’ form of bhakti. 
  3. He rejected sacrifices, ritual baths, image worship, austerities and the scriptures of both Hindus and Muslims.
  4. The fifth preceptor, Guru Arjan, compiled Baba Guru Nanak’s hymns in the Adi Granth Sahib.
  5. Kartarpur gurudwara is the revered shrine about 4km across the border where Guru Nanak Dev spent the last 18 years of his life.

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