Gurdwara Bir Baba budha Ji, Thatha
Baba Buddha used to live
here in the jungle outside Amritsar. Being without a child for many years
Guru Arjan Dev's wife Ganga Devi became anxious.
Guru Arjan Dev told her;
"If you wish a child, ask a pious Sikh like Baba Buddha, the aged seer and
devout disciple of Guru Nanak for a blessing". Ganga Devi went to seek
the blessings of Baba Buddhawith a
large entourage. She presented Baba Buddha with many delicacies to eat.
Baba Buddha refused to provide any blessings.
Upon hearing what happened, Guru Arjan Dev told his wife to return this time
on foot, with a simple meal prepared by herself. This time Baba Buddha was
delighted and partook of the simple food. He prophesied; "A son will be born
to you who will crush the enemies of Nanak's house, just as I have crushed
this onion with my hand." That prophecy was to soon thereafter come true
with the birth of Guru Hargobind in 1595. When the work of digging
the Amrit Sarovar was undertaken during the time of Guru Ram Das and
continued through the Guruship of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Baba Ji was nominated
as the coordinator of the volunteers. There still stands a Jujubee tree on
the border of the Sarovar where Baba Ji sat while performing his
Today millions of people visit at
Today millions of people visit atGurdwara Bir Baba Buddha Jito get His blessings of a son.