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Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited the ________ and the ________ parts of India during his first Udasi.
A. Northern, Eastern
B. Southern, Western
C. Northern, Western
D. Eastern, Southern

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Hint: Udasi is the term given to the religious expedition or divine travels led by sadhus or preachers. It is derived from the Sanskrit word "Udasin" which means "detached, journey". The Udasis were the key interpreters of the Sikh philosophy.  It is a religious sect of ascetics centred in northern India.  Guru Nanak ji went to holy places of different faiths to preach his newfound path. During his first Udasis the first place he visited was Sultanpur and at the end of his udasis he visited puri and proceeded towards the south.

Complete answer:
Guru Nanak is also famous as Baba Nanak. He was the founder of Sikhism. His birth anniversary is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab. 
Guru Nanak went for long spiritual pursuits during the first quarter of the 16th century which is known as udasiya. According to the verse authored by him states that he visited many religious places presumably the major Hindu and Muslim pilgrimage centres.

First Udasis of Guru Nanak began approximately in 1500AD. He visited southern and eastern areas of India. During his journey Bhai mardana accompanied him. During his udasis he visited the following places: Sultanpur, Tulamba (modern Makhdumpur, zila Multan), Panipat, Delhi, Banaras (Varanasi), Nanakmata (zila Nainital, U.P.), Tanda Vanjara (zila Rampur), Kamrup (Assam), Asa Desh (Assam), Saidpur (modern Eminabad, Pakistan)
Hence, the correct answer is option D.

Note: 
Guru Nanak dev Ji went to Talwandi to meet and inform his parents about his long journey. He spent six years in his first udasi. Guru Nanak dev Ji is believed to be the second most travelled person in the world, covering about 28000 kilometres on foot with his companion Bhai Mardana.