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Gurudwara Shri Darbar Sahib Khadoor Sahib is located in the city of Khadoor Sahib in Tarn Taran district, Punjab. It holds great religious significance as it is associated with the visits of the eight Sikh Gurus, making it a holy place.
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Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place five times during his preaching tours. During his last visit, Guru Sahib stayed at Bibi Bharai’s house. When Bibi Bharai requested Guru Sahib to stay for one more day, he replied that he would stay for many days and rest on the bed where he was sitting.
Shri Guru Angad Dev Ji, the second Sikh Guru, spent six months and six days at Bibi Bharai’s house, as instructed by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He devoted himself to Naam Simran and rested on the same bed mentioned by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Guru Angad Dev Ji spent the rest of his life, around 13 years, serving his followers with Naam Updesh at this place. He passed away on March 29th, 1552 A.D.
Shri Guru Amardas Ji served Shri Guru Angad Dev Ji for around 12 years by fetching water for his bath from the Beas River at Goindwal Sahib, located about 9 kilometers away. His service was acknowledged, and he was given the Gurta Gaddi.
Shri Guru Ramdas Ji and Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji visited Khadoor Sahib during their journeys. Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, after his daughter Bibi Veero’s marriage, passed through Khadoor Sahib along with his family. Scholars of the Sikh Panth also stopped at Khadoor Sahib after the cremation of Bhai Gurdas Ji while heading to Amritsar.
Shri Guru Har Rai Ji visited Khadoor Sahib while traveling to Goindwal Sahib with 2,200 horse riders. Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, after becoming the Guru, came to Khadoor Sahib to take care of the various places associated with the first Gurus.
Religious scholar Baba Buddha Ji spent around 12 years at Khadoor Sahib. He applied the Tilak (mark on the forehead) to Shri Guru Amardas Ji when he took Gurta Gaddi. Bhai Gurdas Ji, a great philosopher, also spent a considerable time at Khadoor Sahib.
Shri Guru Angad Dev Ji worked on the improvement of Gurmukhi script and wrote the first Punjabi book at Khadoor Sahib. He collected information about Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji from Bhai Bala Ji and documented it with the help of Bhai Paira Mokha Ji. Bhai Bala Ji’s grave is built near Gurudwara Tapiana Sahib.
Gurudwara Angeetha Sahib marks the place where Shri Guru Angad Dev Ji performed his last rites. The name “Angeetha Sahib Paatshahi Dusri” was given to the place. The visits of the eight Gurus made Khadoor Sahib historically significant.