Historical Gurdwaras of Punjab
Guru Nanak

Jailed by Jealousy
Gurdwara Kothi Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Dist. Kapurthala

Guru Nanak worked for Nawab Daulat Khan Lodhi in charge of his accounts. The Guru was temorarily jailed here on the orders of the Nawab while all the accounts where checked. It had been reported to the Nawab by jelous elements that the Guru was stealing from the inventory as his predecessor had. When the inventory was checked and found to be intact, the Nawab released Guru Nanak & appologized profusely, even offering Guru Nanak a promotion to Prime Minister of the state. Guru Nanak refused to accept the position as he had decided to dedicate his life to the spread of Sikhism.