When the king of Nepal learnt that an Indian spiritual guru was in Kathmandu, he tried to meet him to seek treatment for his ill son. However, Guru Nanak had already left for Varanasi. The king then visited Varanasi and met the guru, and his son was subsequently cured. The happy king then donated land in Kathmandu to Guru Nanak for establishing the shrine, Singh said.
"If the Bishnumati Guru Nanak shrine can be developed as an important pilgrimage site, international visitors and pilgrims can be attracted, which can promote tourism in Nepal," said Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae during Guru Nanak's birth anniversary celebrations.