In order to engage Guru Nanak Ji in worldly affairs, his father Mehta Kalu, gave him twenty rupees and asked him to start his own business. It is said that he was 18 years of age at that time. Guru Ji along with Baba Mardana set out to do business. Outside Mandi Chuharkana (presently Farooqabad) they came across some starving “Jogis”. He could not bear this pathetic sight and immediately purchased edibles, with the money he had. He distributed the same among the starving mystics. When Guru Ji returned empty handed and his father came to know about it, he became very furious. Guru Nanak Ji told him that he had entered into a true deal (Sacha Sauda). The tradition of “Langar” started from this incident.
The Gurdwara was built at the site where Guru Ji had fed the mystics. This fort-like spacious and beautiful Gurdwara was constructed at the command of Maharaja Ranjit Singh during his reign. A new dining hall and a new ‘Sarover’ have been constructed. Parkash of Guru Granth Sahib Ji takes place in the Gurdwara. Akhand Path Sahib is done four times a year.