- Location of Gurudwara Amb Sahib
- History of Gurudwara Amb Sahib, Mohali
- How to reach Gurudwara Amb Sahib, Mohali?
- What facilities are available at Gurudwara Sri Amb Sahib?
- Which is the best time to visit Gurudwara Amb Sahib?
- What to wear in Gurudwaras?
- Contact Details for Gurudwara Sri Amb Sahib
- Final Words
Gurudwara Amb Sahib is a historical Sikh gurudwara situated in SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab. Gurudwara Sri Amb Sahib is related to 7th Sikh Guru Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji. The English translation of “Amb” is mango & its history has an interesting fact related to mangoes.
It is very conveniently placed for all pilgrims and also tourists who come to pay their respects to the Guru and the shrine.
Thousands of pilgrims from all sections of life and the World pay a visit to this place and it is a continuous flow throughout the year.
I made a visit to this Sikh shrine first time this year. Gurudwara Amb Sahib is located at a very convenient place that can be easily accessed. The building of Gurudwara Amb Sahib is huge and has ample space for parking as well as Sangat congressional.
I will share my experience of visiting Gurudwara Amb Sahib, Mohali with you in this article which will be helpful to you during your visit. To make things easily navigable & understandable, I have designed this article in FAQ format.
Location of Gurudwara Amb Sahib
Gurudwara Amb Sahib is located in SAS Nagar (Commonly known as Mohali) District of Punjab. It is just at a distance of approximately 10 KM from Chandigarh; the capital city of Punjab. Gurudwara Amb Sahib is in close proximity to Phase 6-B which is a Bus Stand at Mohali & Fortis Hospital. It is just on the opposite side of the Punjab School Education Board office building.
History of Gurudwara Amb Sahib, Mohali
Once upon a time, a native of the Lambian Village, which is most famous for its mangoes, was a staunch and faithful devotee of the Fifth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. His name was Bhai Kuram Singh.
One day, he visited Amritsar travelling all the way from his village just to have a glimpse of the Guru Arjan Dev Ji.
When he reached there, darbar was going on. Everyone was paying gifts according to their status and capabilities. It was the season for mangoes and all those devotees who came to pay their respects to Guru Ji gave mangoes as offering to the Guru. These fruits were again distributed back to devotees.
Bhai Kuram Ji felt bad on his part that he being from the land of mangoes, could have also served Guru Sahib with Mango.
In the evening the darbar was closed and everybody was given Prasad of Mangoes, Bhai Sahib didn’t eat Mango. In the morning Bhai Sahib Presented the same Mango to GURU ARJAN DEV JI.
When the Guru noticed this, he questioned Kuram Singh as to why he offered the mango that he got as prasadam. Kuram Singh replied that since he had not got anything else to offer him, he decided to offer his Prasadam itself.
Then Guru Ji said that you can have this as Prasad, we understand your feelings and will take mangoes from you in our seventh life span.
Seventh Guru Sri Guru Har Rai ji came to this place from Kurukshetra in mid of December and asked Bhai Kuram ji for Mangoes.
Bhai Sahib politely said to Guru Ji that “in this season there are no Mangoes, so I am not able to present the Mangoes, but you are almighty you can do and get done whatever you want”.
Guru Ji asked Bhai Kuram that trees are loaded with Mangoes. Bhai Kuram when looked up that the tree where Guruji was standing under was full of mangoes. Then Bhai sahib layed down on the feets of Guru ji and served everyone with Mango in the month of December.
Even till date, this blessed tree can be found producing mangoes throughout the year at all seasons.
How to reach Gurudwara Amb Sahib, Mohali?
Mohali is well connected to other cities of India and easily accessible by various means of transport. You can reach Gurudwara Amb Sahib by adopting any of the following means of transport:
By Road – Mohali is well connected with roads to almost all cities of Northern India and bus service is easily available from all nearby major cities like Delhi, Shimla, Amritsar and Rajasthan. Bus Terminal, Mohali is just at a distance of 500 m from Gurudwara Amb Sahib.
By Rail – The Mohali Railway Station is situated approximately 16 km away from Gurudwara Amb Sahib and is well connected to the major cities of India. You can easily book a taxi/cab/autorickshaw to Gurudwara Sahib from the railway station. Use the IXIGO app to easily book train tickets online.
By Air – International Airport, Chandigarh has daily flights from Delhi, the National Capital of India, and from other major cities of India. The Delhi to Chandigarh flight takes approximately 50 minutes. You may use makemytrip.com to book air tickets. You can easily book a taxi/cab/autorickshaw to anywhere in the city from the airport.
What facilities are available at Gurudwara Sri Amb Sahib?
Gurudwara Sri Amb Sahib Mohali remains always flocked with visitors and to accommodate big rush, the complex of the gurdwara is huge and it offers a number of facilities:
Places to stay (Sarai): Although you can book hotels near the gurudwara for any category (2-star to 5-star) gurudwara offers the facility of Sarai (Place to stay) at a very nominal cost. Sarai “Bhai Kuram Singh” has 60 rooms available for devotees for night stay.
Guru Ka Langar (Free Public Kitchen): Free food is offered 24 hours a day here and you can eat here. The food is prepared in hygienic conditions and special care is being given to the cleanliness of the premises where food is distributed.
Which is the best time to visit Gurudwara Amb Sahib?
You can visit Gurudwara Sri Amb Sahib, Mohali at any time of the year. However, the weather is pleasant during the winter season (October to April). Hot months of May & June may be avoided.
What to wear in Gurudwaras?
There is no special dress code for visiting gurudwaras. But it is a religious place and devotees have feelings attached to these holy shrines.
So you are advised to wear simple, sober clothes which cover your maximum body (Avoid short skirts in case of females). Moreover, you have to cover your head with any piece of cloth or handkerchief. Without head covering, you will not be allowed inside the main gurudwara premises. If by chance, you do not have any piece of cloth with you, then you can take that from the main shrine entrance point.
One another thing, you have to put off your shoes and socks in the Jora Ghar (Shoe rack room) before entering the temple.
Contact Details for Gurudwara Sri Amb Sahib
Contact – +91-172-2230340
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