Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan will become the world’s largest Gurdwara with the most land area. Currently, Sri Darbar Sahib and Sri Hazur Sahib are among the largest Gurdwaras in the world in terms of total land area but Sri Kartarpur Sahib would be almost five times bigger.
Here are some details on the premises:
The Complex will have an international standard hotel, hundreds of apartments, two commercial areas and two car parking, Border Facility Area, a power grid station, tourist information Centre and several offices.
The area entire Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur Corridor Complex will have a protection wall (Bund) to protect the project from flood waters.
The Gurdwara will also have the world’s largest Khanda and the world’s most advanced Sarovar. The Gurdwara will have a 40 acre plus site where fruits and vegetables will be grown organically for the use in langar. Several large gardens and open spaces are sited in the engineered plans.
A recent report by Amardeep Singh has revealed that Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib was abandoned for nearly 50 years after partition. Amardeep Singh has spent significant time retracing the steps of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to uncover sites he visited during his journeys. One of the sites Sri Kartarpur Sahib was the place Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji stayed during the last part his his physical presence in the world.
The Gurdwara Sahib was well taken care of Sikhs prior to the 1947 partition but wasn’t cared for nearly 50 years after.