Guru Nanak Dev ji visited here during his Third Udasi in 1514 A.D.
At that time, this place was the abode of the Siddhas
( Yogis - devotees of Guru Gorakhnath) and it was called Gorakhmata.
The siddhas who lived here did not want the local people to become learned
enough to challenge their superiority. Therefore, by using their occult powers,
they successfully exploited the poor people. Guru ji taught the yogis the path
of true meditation and salvation. This place then came to be known as