Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar, Pune Tourist Attraction

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Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar Pune Address: Pattinson Rd, Hulshur, Camp, Pune, Maharashtra, 411001, India

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Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar Pune Timings

Day Timing
Monday 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
Wedesday 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
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Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar is one of the top tourist attractions in Pune, Maharashtra. Located in the cantonment area of the city, this gurudwara was established around the 1980s. The shrine is dedicated to the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten revered Sikh gurus – Guru Nanak. The gurudwara is also known by the name - Hollywood Gurudwara as the place, where it has been built, was once a club of the British called the Hollywood Club.

Spread over a large area, the gurudwara campus includes the main shrine with a worship hall, a community kitchen, school and charitable hospital. There is also a Sikh Museum inside the premises, where several paintings including that of 10 Sikh gurus have been put on display.

Lodging facilities are also provided to visitors in the campus. Under its langar service, the gurudwara committee offers daily free vegetarian meals to everyone visiting this holy place. Since it is a community meal, people from all walks of life irrespective of their age, creed or social status, sit together on the floor and share a common meal, which is prepared and served by volunteers. A Bhandara (free food offering) is also organized every Thursday in the campus.

The administration and day-to-day workings of the gurudwara is taken care of by the Pune Sikh Association Trust.

History of Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Pune

The place, where the Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar has been built, once had a club for the British by the name Hollywood Club. The club held cabarets and other western entertainment, which not only created a lot of noise but also hurt the sentiments of the locals. Hence, it was closed down and the property was officially handed over to the Pune Sikh Association Trust.

Until 1964, the gurudwara only had a small prayer room. However, by the 1980s, the campus had grown extensively and consisted of a main shrine with worship hall; a charitable hospital; a school, and community kitchen and community hall. In 2010, a Sikh Museum was built in the campus, where various paintings have been put on display, including that of the 10 Sikh gurus, the Indian army, invasion of the Mongols, etc.

Two festivals – Gurupurab and Vaisakhi - are celebrated with much fervor at this holy place.

Gurupurab is the most significant festival in Sikhism as on this day the Sikhs celebrate the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru and founder of the Sikh religion – Guru Nanak. Vaisakhi, celebrated on April 13 or 14 every year, is another important festival in Sikhism. It marks the beginning of the New Year for the Sikhs. This day is also commemorated as the formation day of the Khalsa Panth warriors.

Architecture of Pune Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar

The Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Pune has a mix of different architectural styles. While its minarets reflect Mughal architecture, the domes and oriel (low windows) showcase influence of the Rajputana style of architecture.

The outer part of the beautiful white building has been decorated with use of several artistic techniques including lattice work, fresco painting, elaborate inlay work, inlay of mirror class and plaster-of-Paris work. Inside the main shrine, the holy Guru Granth Sahib book has been placed at a prominent position just beneath the dome on an elevated throne called Takht.

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Things to do at Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Pune, Maharashtra

On a visit to this shrine, tourists can sit and listen to the holy recitation of Guru Granth Sahib – the holy book of the Sikhs - called Paath and also witness the other rituals performed at this holy place.

The architecture is another aspect that they can explore when here. Besides that tourists can relish the delicious meal served during the community meal (langar). Those with interest in history can head to the Sikh Museum to see the wonderful paintings kept on display.

Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar Pune Entry Fee and Timings

There is no entry fee to visit the Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar. The first prayer of the day called Hukum Nama begins at 6:30 am. After which the verses are recited from the Guru Granth Sahib. This is followed by the Ardas prayer. The prayer service ends at 9 am. In the evening, prayer service begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 8 pm. Tourists can visit the gurudwara from 6 am to 8.30 pm.

How to Reach Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar

Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar is located on Pattinson Road, Pune. On reaching the city by train or bus, tourists can easily avail taxis or auto rickshaws to reach Pattinson Road. The nearest railway station to this place is the Pune Junction Railway Station, which is approximately 2.6 km away while the nearest main bus stand is at a distance of about 2.8 km.

The Pune International Airport lies at a distance of 9.9 km and it takes about 25 minutes to cover this distance by a car rental from top car rental companies in Pune.

Things to keep in mind while visiting Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar

  • Removing shoes before entering the gurudwara is a must.
  • All visitors need to cover their head with a scarf until they exit the shrine.
  • Men and women need to sit separately at their designated place in the Darbar Hall.

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