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Nanaksar (lit. Nānak pool – sar is pool in Punjabi – both in the sense of a pilgrim’s bathing place and, more metaphorically, in the sense of inner source of spiritual refreshment) is the name of a number of Sikh sacred places. Mahān Koś, the encyclopedia of Sikh literature, lists nine historic gurdvārās with this name (Kahn Singh, 1974, 692). The online Sikh Encyclopedia lists twelve holy sites named Nanaksar (see website).

This article concerns a sampardā (religious tradition) associated with one of …

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Eleanor Nesbitt, “Nanaksar”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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