GurdwaraDarbar Sahib_banDera Baba Nanak is located on the banks of the river Ravi, a short distance from the international border with Pakistan, and marks the spot where Guru Nanak Dev delivered his discourses. As a result of his samadh in Kartarpur (now in Pakistan) being washed away due floods, his son Baba Sri Chand salvaged the urn with his ashes and buried it here, near a well where Guru Nanak used to preach. He raised another samadhat this site and we know it today as the dera of Guru Nanak.
Almost 300 years later, Maharaja Ranjit Singh had the GurdwaraDarbar Sahibbuilt over the original dera, enclosing the well in its basement, the waters of which are said to have curative powers. Despite its location in a busy market area, what distinguishes it from other gurudwaras is that the Darbar Sahib, including its sarovar (holy tank), is surrounded by lawns, evergreen shrubs and flower-beds. In close proximity lies another prominent Gurudwara, Chola Sahib.