Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur

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The Gurudwara before construction of the Kartarpur corridor
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur
Kartarpur Guru Nanak.jpg
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur is located in Pakistan
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur
Shown within Pakistan
LocationKartarpur, Shakargarh Tehsil, Narowal District, Punjab
Coordinates32°15′N 74°54′E / 32.25°N 74.90°E / 32.25; 74.90Coordinates: 32°15′N 74°54′E / 32.25°N 74.90°E / 32.25; 74.90
TypeSikh temple courtyard and prayer hall
Sikh Temple, Darbar Sahib, Gurdwara commemorating Guru Nanak, in Kartarpur (Pakistan).

Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, also called Kartarpur Sahib, is a Gurdwara in Kartarpur, located in Shakargarh, Narowal District, in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1][2] It is built on the historic site where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, settled and assembled the Sikh community after his missionary travels (udasis to Haridwar, Mecca-Medina, Lanka, Baghdad, Kashmir and the Great Himalayas[3][4]) and lived for 18 years until his death in 1539.[5] It is one of the holiest sites in Sikhism, alongside the Golden Temple in Amritsar and Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib.[6] It is also claimed to be the largest gurdwara in the world.[7][8][9][10] This Sikhi Holy site is to be considered as the "National Sikh Temple of Pakistan", a potential for Punjabi Indian and all Universal Sikh Yatris respectively.

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  8. "Imran Khan to open Kartarpur Corridor to India on November 9". Gulf News. 20 October 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  9. Jamal, Sana (7 November 2019). "What is significance of Kartarpur?". Gulf News. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  10. "US welcomes opening of Kartarpur corridor". India Today. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019. Guru Nanak Dev spent the last 18 years of his life at Kartarpur Sahib, which has now become the world's largest Sikh Gurdwara.