SultanpurLodhiSultanpur Lodhi is a sacred Sikh pilgrimage site associated with the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, who lived here for 14 years. It is here that he gained enlightenment at the end of the 15th century. It is said he disappeared into the waters of the Bein rivulet, reappearing three days later as the enlightened Guru. His first words were as simple as they were true: ‘There is no Hindu, no Mussalman’. The grounds of the Gurdwara Ber Sahib here mark the spot where Guru Nanak entered the rivulet. The three-storeyed gurdwara was built by the Maharaja of Kapurthala in the mid 20th century and features slender octagonal pillars, a marble sanctum and stucco designs at the entrance.
The town is dotted with gurdwaras commemorating events from Guru Nanak’s life. Along with Gurdwara Bebe Nanaki, built to honour Guru Nanak’s sister, is the Gurdwara Sant Ghat, about 2 kms upstream of Ber Sahib where he emerged from his three-day immersion in the Bein. Hatt Sahib honours the grain store where Guru Nanak was employed; the thirteen weights, used by the Guru to measure provisions are preserved here. The prison cell where the Guru was imprisoned under false charges is today the Gurdwara Kothri Sahib, and Guru ka Bagh is where Guru Nanak lived with his wife, Sulakhni, and their two sons, Baba Sri Chand and Baba Lakhmi Chand.