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At Kartarpur Sahib, outside the main shrine which contains Guru Nanak’s samadhi, is his grave. He might be one of the only people in history to have both a samadhi and a grave. Legend has it that when Guru Nanak passed away, an argument ensued among his Muslim and Hindu followers if he should be buried or cremated.
He was born into a Hindu family but his philosophy had a strong tinge of Islamic monotheism.
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Some of his earliest influences — Syed Hassan, Rai Bular and his Persian and Arabic teacher, Maulana Qutubuddin — were Muslims.
Later, he came to celebrate Baba Fareed Ganjshakar and idealised him as a true Muslim. His closest friend and lifelong companion, Bhai Mardana, was a Muslim.
It is believed that to resolve this disagreement, Guru Nanak appeared as an old man and suggested to resolve this matter the next day. When they returned the following day, instead of the Guru’s body they were said to have found a huge pile of flowers, which his devotees divided equally and cremated or buried accordingly.