Dera Baba Nanak

Dera Baba Nanak

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Dera Baba Nanak is a city and a municipal council in Gurdaspur district in the state of Punjab, India.

Demographics

India census, Dera Baba Nanak had a population of 7493. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dera Baba Nanak has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78% and, female literacy is 72%. In Dera Baba Nanak, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Historical facts

Two famous Gurudwara at Dera Baba Nanak are Sri Darbar Sahib and Sri Chola Sahib. Dera Baba Nanak, one of the most sacred places of the Sikhs, is situated on the banks of river Ravi. Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru, settled and died near the village Pakhoke, opposite to the present town and named it Kartarpur. The Bedis, descendants of Guru Nanak Dev built a new town and named it Dera Baba Nanak after their great ancestor. The town has a number of Sikh temples. Pilgrims come to this holy town in large numbers. Dera Baba Nanak was made the headquarter of newly created Tehsil of Dera Baba Nanak. Dera Baba Nanak is a historical town and has many lanes and houses that have been preserved since the time of Guru Nanak. Also from this town pilgrims can see across the border into Pakistan and see the Gurudwara at Kartarpur.

Gurudwara Sri Darbar Sahib was built in commemoration of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. He came here after his first Udasi (tour) on...
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