Dhianpur Shrine

Dhianpur Shrine, Gurdaspur

Dhianpur Shrine

7 reviews
Very good

Gitika P
New Delhi, India4 contributions
Too many terms and conditions with lots of ambiguity
Feb 2018 • Couples
With all due respect to the almighty Shri Bawa Lal Ji.


The place is calm and quiet with serene beauty. you will feel peaceful and divine.

1. About the channa shanivar they do not give you clear information in advance if you reach on friday instead of saturday then you are at mistake.
2. Dharamshala is very basic but clean.
3. They have too many terms and conditions for the females who visit the shrine for the child. for ex. no non veg for the married couple for 5 yrs. no food sharing for the female and the list goes on .. all his is informed to you when you are in middle of the puja process
4. In the baoli where they take you for bath in the early morning hours. your husband is not allowed but the whole baoli is managed by men where you are bathed by men.
5. I am not sure about the science they have but they can give you medicines for a Boy child.

So if you plan to go there make sure you are mentally prepared for all this before you step. Call them and ask
Written February 26, 2018
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Saurabh G
London, UK61 contributions
A place for devotees
Nov 2016 • Friends
The shrine is dedicated Bawa Lal Dyal, a saint who is highly revered in the area and beyond. The main temple is the samadhi of Bawa Lal Dyal. There are temples in the shrine; one of these is the seat for the current head of the shrine. They are followers of Sri Vaishavism of Ramananda sect.
Written March 5, 2017
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Gulshan Kumar C
1 contribution
bawa laljikeashirwad se sab kam theek hotehain
Jul 2016 • Family
i visited so many time from childhood. our all familly and relative from nanke and dadke
sab per bawa lalji ki kirpa rahi hai aur rahegi.
Written January 7, 2017
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2 contributions
Dhianpur Dham is the peace giving temple
Jai bawa lal ji , I had a geat experience having go there and get wonderful darshan of guruji . Now i feel peace in my heart by going a such peaceful place.
Written May 17, 2015
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mahendra s
panchkula12 contributions
Great experience
An out of world experience.
The devotees rush and their patience to meet the guru is a different experience. The air breathes pirity8
Written April 2, 2015
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Chandigarh, India1 contribution
Awesome experience
Apr 2014 • Family
I visited Shri Bawa lal ji ashram in Dhianpur and had a great time, worshipping bawa ji, the place is so good.. I would like to visit their again once I get my wish fulfilled
Written April 7, 2014
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Meerut, India46 contributions
A devine place where Married couples not having a child even for many years are also blessed with offspring
Jun 2013 • Couples
Shri Dhianpur Dham Temple
Shri Dhianpur Dham is the Vaishnav Dwara established by Dwaracharya Jagatguru Shri Bawa Lal Ji in AD 1495. It is also the divine abode of Supreme Lord Shri Bawa Lal ji, where he spent considerable period of his life and has continued to be present through the disciple succession of the Vaishnav Gaddi of Shri Dhianpur Dham. Shri Dhianpur Dham is the most sacred holy place for pilgrimage among the followers of Shri Bawa Lal Sampradaya.

Shri Dhianpur Dham temple complex which is situated on a hillock has the sacred Samadhi of Supreme Lord Shri Bawa Lal Ji and Shri Gurumukh Lal Ji, the first successor of Lord Shri Bawa Lal Ji, Vyas Gaddi and Ram Mandir.

Shri Dhianpur Dham is an eternal residence of Shri Bawa Lal Ji, where he himself has taken the form of Samadhi, just to make it convenient for devotees to worship Him. Shri Dhianpur Dham is visited by hundreds of thousands of people from throughout the world. Devotees experience the divinity of the most merciful incarnation of Supreme Lord Shri Bawa Lal ji, and offer prayers, obeisance and prostrations, and perform circumambulations of Samadhi place for the elevation of spiritual consciousness, felicity, liberation from sufferings and fulfilment of the spiritual as well as mundane desires. After praying at Samadhi of Shri Bawa Lal Ji devotees also worship and pay homage at the Samadhi of Shri Gurmukh Lal Ji.

Vyas Gaddi of Shri Dhianpur Dham is the sovereign throne of Shri Bawa Lal Sampraday, from where Acharya Shri Maharajji, the successor of Shri Bawa Lal ji, gives divine appearance to the devotees. Devotees offer prostrations and take blessings from Acharya Shri Maharajji for fulfilment of their wishes. Acharya Shri Maharajji gives prasadam to all his devotees, which has his blessings residing within it.

Shri Dhianpur Dham Temple complex has also the divine Peepal tree which existed from the time of Shri Bawa Lal ji and near to it, is Shivalya temple.

Ram Mandir situated in the temple complex was built by the 7th Vaishnachaya of Shri Dhianpur Dham adores the beautiful deities of the Maryada Purushotama avatar Lord Shri Ramachandra with Shri Sita and Shri Lakshmana in the main altar, also the ardent devotee of Lord Shri Rama, Hanuman ji in altar opposite to main. In one of the altars of Ram Mandir is displayed the historical holy relics related to the life of Satguru Shri Bawa Lal Ji. On the walls of Ram Mandir, are painted murals covering Hindu religious personalities portraying several rishis including Vashishtha, Markandeya, Narada, Valmiki and Vyasa Deva. The murals also depict Satyavadi Raja Harish Chandra, Ramanandacharya and Tulsi Dasa. A large panel illustrates the battle between the Kauravas and Pandavas. Another large panel portrays fourteen Mahant of the Shri Dhianpur Dham with Satguru Bawa Lal Ji in the centre.


Duj Kirtan
Duj, the second day of the bright half of each month of the Hindu calendar is celebrated in the remembrance of the most merciful incarnation of Supreme Lord Shri Bawa Lal ji, who appeared in Kasur, Punjab in AD 1355 (Magh Shukla Dwitiya VS 1412). Among different phases of moon, on this particular bright phase, Dwitya, ecstatic kirtan is organised in Shri Dhianpur Dham Temple to commemorate the appearance day festivity of the Lordship.

The festival begins in the evening with the Duj Kirtan, organised in the inner courtyard of the temple complex, in front of the sacred Samadhi of Shri Bawa Lal ji. A huge gathering arrives to witness the festivity and the whole atmosphere of the temple is vibrant with the enchanting Kirtan. Later on, His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji gives appearance to all the devotees, presiding congregation of the Duj Kirtan.

The presence of His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji exemplifies the thrilling joy of the devotees singing bhajans in ecstatic mood of pure devotional love, glorifying Lord Shri Bawa Lal ji. His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji performs the puja of the divine images of Shri Bawa Lal ji with the divine successors offering flowers, tilak, prasadam, fragnances and colourful embroidered handkerchiefs.

At midnight, the Aarti of Shri Bawa Lal ji is performed by His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji. After the aarti and the bhoga offerings, His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji, shows the divine images of Shri Bawa Lal Ji and the divine successors.

The devotees take assuring glimpse of divine photos and realise the true glory of Shri Bawa Lal ji. This fills them with pure devotional ecstasy. Devotees offer prayers, obeisance and advances the pure devotional life.

The Boali is a sacred step well in Shri Dhianpur Dham which was originally built in the life period of Shri Bawa Lal ji.

Shri Bawa Lal Ji conducted a huge congregational meeting of saints and sages invited from all parts of India at sacred Boali in Shri Dhianpur Dham. The meeting held discussions on various divine subjects of Hinduism and other religions. The enlightening discussion unveiled the absolute transcendental truth and fulfilled the spiritual quest of everybody present in Shri Dhianpur Dham. All were profoundly influenced with the divinity and sovereignty of Shri Bawa Lal ji and Shri Dhianpur Dham.

All noble saints present in the meeting, presented honour to Shri Bawa Lal ji and with their mystical energies and divine powers gifted boon to Boali that ,“ Anyone who takes bath in the sacred Boali of Shri Dhianpur Dham while remembering Shri Bawa Lal ji will be liberated from the sufferings and fulfil one’s mundane and spiritual desires”.

The 11th Vaishnavacharya Shri Harinam Das ji Maharajji built huge walls on all sides around the Boali with an entrance gate. Beautiful paintings depicting the congregational meetings of saints and sages in Shri Dhianpur Dham adorns the walls of the sacred Boali.

The divinity of sacred Boali of Shri Dhianpur Dham is incredible and a large number of people since time immemorial have experienced its divine grace and benefitted by taking bath in it. Devotees coming to Shri Dhianpur Dham, take prior permission from His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji for taking bath in the sacred Boali. The devotees pray and chant the holy name of Shri Bawa Lal ji and make their wishes while taking bath in the sacred water of divine Boali.

Married couples not having a child even for many years are also blessed with offspring which fills their life with the love of little ones.

The ritual holds that the women not having child, taking bath in the sacred Boali on the Chanana Shanivar (Saturdays of the bright fortnight coming twice in each month) and the divine prasadam given by His Divine Holiness Shri Maharajji having his blessings residing within it, fulfils the wishes of all women.

The sacred Boali in Shri Dhianpur Dham has divine mystical powers which provides relief from diseases, gratification of worldly desires and attainment of inner peace through fulfilment of mundane as well as spiritual desires of the people.

How to reach:
The nearest airport for coming to Shri Dhianpur Dham is the ‘Raja Sansi Airport’ of Amritsar. From there, any vehicle can be taken to reach Dhianpur.

The nearest Railway station is at Batala, but the main railway station is at Amritsar from there any vehicle can be taken to reach Dhianpur.

Dhianpur is in Punjab state, district Gurdaspur, 19 Kms away from Batala. On this route, after travelling 16 Kms, we reach a village ‘Kotli’. Then on turning left, after 3 kms we reach Dhianpur.
The other route is 38 kms from Amrisar Railway station via ‘Fatehgarh Churian’. 6 kms from Fatehgarh Churian is a village ‘Kala Afgana’. On turning left from ‘Kala Afgana’ and travelling 6 kms we reach Dhianpur in one and a quarter hour.

Where to stay in Dhianpur
Accomodation is provided to the devotees visiting Shri Dhianpur Dham within the guesthouse buildings of the temple, at free of cost with the prior permission from the authorities, depending on your stay in Shri Dhianpur Dham. During festival times it is very difficult to find the rooms at the last minute, no advance booking facility available.

Pilgrims are served tea/snacks in the morning, lunch and dinner in temple prasadam hall at no cost.


April - September October - March
Tea/Snacks 7:00 AM 7:00 AM
Lunch 12:30 PM 12:00 PM
Dinner 8:00 PM 7:30 PM

Drinking Water

You can get pure filtered water at free of cost at various water coolers located at different locations in the temple complex or prasadam hall.

Parking Facility
Parking space is available for all types of vehicles at free of cost in the temple’s parking area.

Telephone and Internet
You can avail the telephone and internet facilities within the temple complex or many public call booths are also available outside the temple complex. The information centre can give you further details.

Lost and Found Department

Give details of your lost possessions in the temple information centre. The management is not responsible for any loss or damage of personal possessions. Contact the Temple information centre.

Etiquette to be observed in Shri Dhianpur Dham
It is advice not to wear shoes when visiting temples or doing parikramas.

Ladies are requested to wear respectable clothes to respect the dignity of the place. They should wear sufficient and thick clothing while bathing in the Lal Sarover/Boali. Men should also wear decent dress especially not in shorts.
Winter (November to March): Weather is mild and pleasant, can be cold. Warm clothes recommended.

Summer (April to June): Weather is hot and sunny. Light cotton clothes.

Monsoon (July to October): Rainy season.

Always keep your room locked and submit the keys to the authorities before departure. The authorities are not responsible for any loss or damage to personal possessions.

Visitors are requested to be polite while entering in the dham. Avoid impolite and rude language.

Smoking, tobacco, alcohol and drugs are prohibited in the temple complex as well as guest rooms.


Do not allow strangers in your room.
Always keep your room locked.
Take care of your valuables; the authorities will not be responsible for any damage or loss of possessions.
If you have any indications of sickness please inform the devotees at the information centre for medical help.
Do not go alone to take a bath in the Lal Sarovar. Go in a group. Do not go out too deep into the water even if you are a good swimmer
Written June 19, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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