Gurdwara Amb Sahib

Gurdwara Amb Sahib, located in Mohali, Punjab, holds a special significance in Sikh history. It stands just 500 meters away from Gurdwara Sant Mandal Angitha Sahib, both of which are deeply intertwined with the blessings of Guru Har Rai, a revered Sikh Guru. The name “Amb” in Punjabi means mango, which adds to the uniqueness of this holy shrine.

Historical Account: The Mango Offering

In a quaint village named Lambian, Bhai Kuram, a lobana by caste, embarked on a journey to Amritsar to seek a glimpse of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. The season was that of mangoes, and the grand court of Guru Arjun Dev Ji was abuzz with devotees making their offerings. Followers from Kabul came bearing ripe mangoes, leaving Bhai Kuram regretful that he hadn’t brought any from his mango-rich homeland.

That night, as the darbar concluded, the ripe mangoes were distributed among the devotees as Parshad. Everyone retired to their deras, except Bhai Kuram, who held on to his mango offering. The next morning, after his bath, he presented the mango in the darbar.

Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, noticing this act, called Bhai Kuram ji forward. “You were given this mango as Parshad, yet you offer it again,” Guru Ji remarked. Humbly, Bhai Kuram bowed before the Guru and explained, “Your Highness, I hail from the land of mangoes but failed to bring any as an offering. So, I kept this one for You.” Guru Ji instructed him to partake in the fruit, assuring him that his offering would be accepted in due time.

The Fulfilled Promise

On the first day of Poh (mid-December), in fulfillment of his predecessor’s promise, the esteemed Guru Sri Har Rai Ji arrived from Kurukshetra. He sought out his devoted follower, finding him deeply immersed in meditation within the garden. Guru Ji instructed Bhai Kuram to fulfill his pledge of presenting a mango. Bhai Kuram respectfully explained that mangoes were not in season and thus, he could not fulfill the promise.

In response, Guru Ji directed Bhai Kuram to look up and witness the mango tree, under which he had been meditating, now laden with ripe fruits. Overwhelmed with astonishment, Bhai Kuram touched the feet of the Great Guru. Guru Ji then instructed him to share the mangoes with the sangat. Obeying the Guru’s command, Bhai Kuram joyfully served mangoes to the Holy Guru and the entire congregation.

Sarai Information: A Welcoming Abode

The Sarai at Gurdwara Amb Sahib, overseen by Sardar Bhagh Singh, provides a hospitable stay for visitors. It boasts 60 rooms, each equipped with attached bathrooms and 2 or 3 beds. Additionally, there are six halls that can accommodate up to 180 individuals. The room charges are reasonable at Rs 100 per day, while the halls are offered free of charge.

For any inquiries or reservations, please contact: 91-172-2230340.

Location: Easily Accessible

Gurdwara Amb Sahib is conveniently situated in Phase 8 of Mohali. It stands in close proximity to Fortis Heart Hospital, Puda office, and the Punjab School Education Board office. Notably, the gurdwara is prominently located on the main road of Mohali, near Amb Chowk of 7 Phase.