UDDOKE, a village about 10 km from Baṭālā (31º-49'N, 75º-12'E), on the boundary between Amritsar and Gurdāspur districts of the Punjab, is sacted to Gurū Nānak, who stayed here on his way to Baṭālā, where he got married in September 1487. Uddoke is in fact divided into two villages, Uddoke Khurd and Uddoke Kalāṅ, without a distinct line to separate them. The shrine dedicated to Gurū Nānak is in Uddoke Khurd which falls in Amritsar district, the other part lying in the district of Gurdāspur. According to Srī Gurū Tīrath Saṅgrahi by Tārā Siṅgh Narotam, the bridegroom here performed the ceremony of cutting a twig from a jaṇḍ tree. The Gurdwārā, formerly called Koṭhā Sāhib, is now named Gurdwārā Thamm Sāhib Pātshāhī I ate Damdamā Sāhib Pātshāhī VI. The latter part of the name was added in the belief that Gurū Hargobind, the Sixth Gurū, also stopped over here when travelling to Baṭālā with the wedding party of his son, Bābā Gurdittā. The present building, comprising a square sanctum within a high-ceilinged hall, was constructed in 1942. The dome above the sanctum has a brass pinnacle and an umbrella-shaped finial. Square shaped domed kiosks rise above the corners of the hall. The Gurdwārā is maintained by the local saṅgat of the twin villages.


  1. Narotam, Tārā Siṅgh, Srī Guru Tīrath Saṅgrahi. Kankhal,1975
  2. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurduāriāṅ. Amritsar, n.d.

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)