Historical Gurdwaras of Punjab
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Blessing of a Guru (Baba Buddha)
Gurdwara Bir Baba Buddha, Dist. Amritsar

Baba Buddha used to live here in the jungle outside Amritsar. Being without a child for many years Guru Arjans wife Ganga Devi became anxious. Guru Arjan 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 Buddha with 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 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.