AGAMPUR or AGAMPURĀ, lit. city unapproachable or inaccessible (Skt. agamya plus pur or purā). The word appears in one of the hymns of Gurū Nānak in Āsā measure where it is used to signify God's abode or the ultimate state or stage of spiritual enlightenment and bliss. Another term used synonymously in the same hymn is nijaghar, lit. one's own real home signifying the ultimate sphere of jīvātmā. The relevant stanza first raises the question :"Tell me how the city unapproachable is reached, " followed by the answer, "By discarding such measures as japu (mechanical repetition of God's name), tapu (bodily mortification) and haṭh nigrahi (forced control of the senses). " Realizing the Gurū's Word in practice is prescribed as the right path to agampur (GG, 436).


    Shabdārth Srī Gurū Granth Sāhib Jī, Amritsar, 1959

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)