Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji

Pilgrimage

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Distance (From Amritsar): 49 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 49 km from Amritsar Junction, Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Ji is a village located on the banks of the Beas River in Baba Bakala tehsil of Amritsar district in Punjab. It is an important religious center in Amritsar and also one of the most visited sites in Amritsar.

The pilgrimage site is dedicated to Dera Baba, who studied the holy book Guru Granth Sahib and realized that the sacred text rejected rituals like fasting, temple worship and bathing on pilgrimages. Baba Jaimal Singh, popularly called Baba Ji Maharaj, was a Punjabi who became a disciple of Soami Shiv Dayal. He joined the army and retired from the army On June 7, 1889. He came back to his village and started living in a small hut on the banks of River Beas. One of his devotees donated three beeghas of land for establishment of Dera. Hence, Dera Baba Jaimal Singhji was established.

Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Ji is the world center of Radha Soami Sastang Beas Organization. Baba Jaimal Singh was the first chief of Radha Soami Satsang Beas until his death in 1903. Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) is a philosophical organization based on the spiritual teachings of all religions, dedicated to a process of inner development under the guidance of a spiritual teacher.