Dera Baba Nanak of Gurudaspur is a place where the Holy Guru of the Sikhs known as Guru Nanak settled down at the near end of his life. It is the city of Kartarpur on the banks of the river Ravi. The further side of the river is now in Pakistan and Guru Nanak passed out at this place. So, this is the sacrosanct place for the Sikhs.
Description of Dera Baba Nanak of Gurudaspur:
At Dera Baba Nanak of Gurudaspur, Guru Nanak discarded his sacred clothes and became a devoted householder and he earnestly believed that original renunciation can only be attained leading a family life along with practice for renunciation; this helps a person to get rid of all the worldly obligations. To Nanak duty was of supreme importance because it is said that,
“I slept and dreamed that life was beauty. I awoke and found that life was duty."
Guru Nanak also stressed the requirement for an honest livelihood. Guru Nanak spent his mornings and evenings in prayer and spent his days in farming at the fields, at Dera Baba Nanak of Gurudaspur. This is one side of the River Ravi and still now the land exists on the other side of the River in Pakistan. It is known as the Dera Baba Nanak of Gurudaspur.