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GURU NANAK GUDWARAS IN FEROZEPUR DIVISION

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GURU NANAK GUDWARAS IN FEROZEPUR DIVISION

Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal

The Ferozepur Division includes Ferozepur, Moga, Faridkot, Muktsar, Fazilka, Mansa and Bathinda districts. Guru Nanak travelled in this division during his travels on second itinerary. He started from Sultanpur Lodhi and went through Moga, Faridkot, Muktsar, Fazilka and Bathinda districts in that order.

In Moga districts he passed through Dharamkot, Fatehgarh Korotana, Daudhar, Takhtupura and Pato and visited Lambwali in Faridkot district, Sarai Naga in Muktsar district and Haripura Abohar in Fazilka district, Lakhi Jungle, Kachi Bhucho, Bathinda Fort and Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda District. Gurdwaras commemorating Guru Nanak Dev ji’s visit exist in these places and are described district wise

Guru Nanak in Moga District
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Moga District map
Moga was named after Moga Singh Gill, a prominent person of the Gill community. In 1901, when Railway arrived in Moga, a Jagir (Farm land) of Sardar Moga Singh, got converted into a city and became a trading centre for Tea which was transported on Train. That’s why it was called "Moga Chah Joga" meaning Moga only has tea at that time. (1) This District came into existence on 24 November, 1995. Earlier it was a Subdivision of Faridkot District. The area of Dharamkot with 150 Villages was merged with this District on 5 November,1999. (2) Most people of this district are agriculturists. It produces highest quantity of wheat and rice in Punjab. A hgh-tech milk plant of Nestle lies on the West border of the town. The District is 2216 Sq. Km. in area. Moga lies on Ferozepur-Ludhiana Road. Moga District falls under the jurisdiction of Ferozpur division. It stretches between longitude 75 degree - 15, 75 degree - 25 east and latitude 30 degree. Most people of this District are agriculturists. It produces highest quantity of wheat and rice in Punjab. A high-tech milk plant of Nestle lies on the West border of the town.

Guru Nanak is believed to have visited villages Daudhar Garbi, Daudhar Sharki, Patto Hira Singh, Takhtpura and Fatehgarh Korotana that fall under present day Moga district. These five villages in Moga district that are associated with the life and time of Guru Nanak Dev got facelift ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. The Punjab government spent Rs 1 crore for upliftment of each of the 5 villages. Eco Sikh established Guru Ka Bagh in Patto Hira Singh. (3) However, Gurdwara Baoli Sahib in Dharamkot is left out due to reason unknown. In his second Udasi, Guru Nanak travels through Dharamkot, Fatehgarh Korotana, Daudhar, Takhtupura and Patto Hira Singh in Moga district. (4) Gurdwaras in Moga commemorating Guru Nanak Dev ji’s visit to this district are as under:

1. Gurdwara Bauli Sahib Pehli Patshahi Dharamkot,
2. Gurdwara Pehli Patshahi Kalyansar, Fatehgarh Korotana,
3. Gurdwara Pehli te chhevin Patshahi Daudhar Garbi
4. Gurdwara Pehli te chhevin te Daasvin Patshahi Takhtupura,
5. Gurdwara Pehli Patshahi Pato Hira Singh,

References
1. District Court, Moga | India
2. All About the Moga City, Introduction and Overview of Moga
3. 5 villages in Moga visited by Guru Nanak to get facelift | Amritsar News - Times of India &utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
4. Sant Wisakha Singh, Malwa Itihas pp.14-16.
GURDWARA BAULI SAHIB PEHLI PATSHAHI DHARAMKOT,
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GURDWARA BAULI SAHIB PEHLI PATSHAHI DHARAMKOT,
After staying for some months at Sultanpur Lodhi, visited his parents at Tawandi and returned to Sultanpur Lodhi. He started his second Udasi towards South India and Sri Lanka from Sultanpur Lodhi along with Mardana. (1). Passing through Shahpur and crossing Sutlej he reached Dharamkot. Dharamkot is a city and a municipal council in the Moga district in the state of Punjab, India.[2] As of the 2001 India census,[3] Dharamkot had a population of 15,399.(4) He delivered discourses to the people in general who were too pleased to listen to his Kirtan and discourses. Initially due to large population of Muslim at the place no Gurdwara was made to commemorate his visit, (1) However, later Gurdwara Bauli Sahib Pehli Patshahi, Dharamkot was constructed to commemorate his visit. A covered well developed from a Baoli, is located at a short distance from Gurdwara complex It is this Baoli which lends its name to the Gurdwara as baoli Sahib. A small room containing Sri guru Granth Sahib serves as the sanctum sanctorum and the covered verandahin front of this room is the congregation hall. The basement below sanctum sanctorum also houses Sri Guru Granth Sahib. (5)

References
1. Sant Wisakha Singh, Malwa Itihas, p.14
2. "Dharamkot town census details". Census of India. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
3. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
4. District Census Handbook Moga 2011 - Village and Town Wise Primary Census Abstract (Pca)
5. Punit Inder Kaur Sidhu, Gurdwara Nanaksar Baoli Sahib, Dharamkot ,Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail, Govt of Punjab, p. 94
 

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Fatehgarh Korotana

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Gurdwara Fatehgarh Korotana

From Dharamkot, Guru Nanak went to Fatehgarh Korotana. (1) Fatehgarh Korotana village is located in Moga tehsil and district in Punjab situated 7km away from Moga, As per 2009 stats, Fatehgarh Korotana village is also a gram panchayat. The total geographical area of village is 1191 hectares, a total population of 5,269 peoples in about 1,046 houses. Village code of Fatehgarh Korotana village is 034101 and pincode is 142043. Moga is nearest town to Fatehgarh Korotana village for all major economic activities. This Place is in the border of the Moga District and Firozpur District. (2) (3) Firozepur is west towards this place. The place where Guru Nanak Dev Ji set his foot, is known as Kalyansar and a Gurdwara Kalyansar Fateh Garh Korotana was constructed at the place. This place is 8 Kms from Moga on Moga-Dharamkot road. (1) Guru Nanak named the place as kalyansar as he delivered the discourse to emancipate (kalian) the local people from rituals and superstitions. (4)

References
1.Sant Wisakha Singh, Gurdwara Kalyansar, Fatehgarh, Korotana, Malwa Itihas, p. 14
2. Fatehgarh Korotana Village in Moga, Punjab | villageinfo.in
3. Fatehgarh Korotana Village
4. Punit Inder Kaur Sidhu, Gurdwara Nanaksar Baoli Sahib, Dharamkot ,Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail, Govt of Punjab, p. 96-97
 

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GURUDWARA SRI PATSHAHI PEHLI AND CHHEVIN – DAUDHAR
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Gurudwara Sri Patshahi Pehli And Chhevin – Daudhar

This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of 10 Km from Ajitwal Railway Station and 22 Km Southeast of Moga City on Moga-Ludhiana Road in Village Daudhar. The First Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place during one of his preaching tours. From Fatehgarh Korotana, Guru Nanak proceeded to village Dhaudhar. There is a Gurdwara at Gobindgarh about a KM from village Dhaudhar where Guru Nanak and Guru Hargobind are stated to have come. On 1 October 1924, two copper plates with inscriptions were discovered at the place. On one of the copper plates on one side it was written, ‘Guru Nanak visited this place’ (“Nanak tapa ehan ramai”) and on the other side, it was written,’ First and Sixth Guru’s visited the place ( “Pahili patshahi te Chhevin aye”.) The second one is a copper stamp which has the following inscription on one side,’Nanak.’ A Manji Sahib was constructed there itself. The sacred items are believed to be preserved at The Sikh Museum Sri Harmandar Sahib Amrisar. (1)(2)(3)(4) The maintenance is being done by an Akali Sikh. Nearest railway station Ajitwal is 6.5 KM in the west on a kutcha track where one has to arrange his own transport. The post office is Dhaudhar and Police Station is Moga.[1]
Reference
1. Sant Wisakha Singh, Malwa Itihas, p.14
2. Gurdham Didar, p. 135-136
3. Gyani Gian Singh, Twareekh Guru Khalsa, Guru 1, part 1, p.139
4. Punit Inder Kaur Sidhu, Gurdwara Fatehgarh Korotana,Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail, Govt of Punjab, p. 92
 

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Gurdwara Sri Takhtupura Sahib

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Takhtupura village 5 km east of Nihal Singh wala (30"35`N, 75"16`E) in present day Moga district of the Punjab, is sacred to Guru Nanak (1469-1539), Guru Hargobind (1595-1644) and Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708). Gurudwara Shri Nanak Sar Sahib is situated in the village Takhatupura, Distt Moga. It is 32 kms from Moga. It is approached by Guru Gobind Singh Marg from Raikot or from Moga on Moga-Barnala Road through Nihal Singh wala.(1) It commemorates visits of Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Hargobind Sahib and Guru Gobind Singh. Three separate shrines collectively called Nanaksar on the name of Guru Nanak are close to one another. The name of the sarovar (sacred pool) is also Bibeksar Gurdwara Patshahi Pahili which is on the bank of Nanaksar sarovar. Guru nanak Dev Ji came here with with Bhai Mardana and Bhai Bala and stayed here for 40 days. (7). It marks the site where Guru Nanak Dev there was a dera (camp) of Bharthari and Gopi Chand. Guru Ji had discourses with the Siddh-yogis living on a nearby mound. They used to consume liquor and drugs to keep their concentration. Guru Nanak opposed this and sang the hymn.(2)

ਗੁੜੁ ਕਰਿ ਗਿਆਨੁ ਧਿਆਨੁ ਕਰਿ ਧਾਵੈ ਕਰਿ ਕਰਣੀ ਕਸੁ ਪਾਈਐ ॥ ਭਾਠੀ ਭਵਨੁ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਕਾ ਪੋਚਾ ਇਤੁ ਰਸਿ ਅਮਿਉ ਚੁਆਈਐ ॥ 1 ॥ ਬਾਬਾ ਮਨੁ ਮਤਵਾਰੋ ਨਾਮ ਰਸੁ ਪੀਵੈ ਸਹਜ ਰੰਗ ਰਚਿ ਰਹਿਆ ॥ ਅਹਿਨਿਸਿ ਬਨੀ ਪ੍ਰੇਮ ਲਿਵ ਲਾਗੀ ਸਬਦੁ ਅਨਾਹਦ ਗਹਿਆ ॥ 1 ॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥ ਪੂਰਾ ਸਾਚੁ ਪਿਆਲਾ ਸਹਜੇ ਤਿਸਹਿ ਪੀਆਏ ਜਾ ਕਉ ਨਦਰਿ ਕਰੇ ॥ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਕਾ ਵਾਪਾਰੀ ਹੋਵੈ ਕਿਆ ਮਦਿ ਛੂਛੈ ਭਾਉ ਧਰੇ ॥ 2 ॥ ਗੁਰ ਕੀ ਸਾਖੀ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬਾਣੀ ਪੀਵਤ ਹੀ ਪਰਵਾਣੁ ਭਇਆ ॥ ਦਰ ਦਰਸਨ ਕਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮੁ ਹੋਵੈ ਮੁਕਤਿ ਬੈਕੁੰਠੈ ਕਰੈ ਕਿਆ ॥ 3 ॥ ਸਿਫਤੀ ਰਤਾ ਸਦ ਬੈਰਾਗੀ ਜੂਐ ਜਨਮੁ ਨ ਹਾਰੈ ॥ ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਸੁਣਿ ਭਰਥਰਿ ਜੋਗੀ ਖੀਵਾ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਧਾਰੈ ॥ 4 ॥ 4 ॥ 38 ॥ (ਆਸਾ ਮਹਲਾ 1, ਅੰਕ 360)

Make spiritual wisdom your molasses, and meditation your scented flowers; let good deeds be the herbs. Let devotional faith be the distilling fire, and your love the ceramic cup. Thus the sweet nectar of life is distilled. || 1 || O Baba, the mind is intoxicated with the Naam, drinking in its Nectar. It remains absorbed in the Lord’s Love. Night and day, remaining attached to the Love of the Lord, the celestial music of the Shabad resounds. || 1 || Pause || The Perfect Lord naturally gives the cup of Truth, to the one upon whom He casts His Glance of Grace. One who trades in this Nectar — how could he ever love the wine of the world? || 2 || The Teachings of the Guru, the Ambrosial Bani — drinking them in, one becomes acceptable and renowned. Unto the one who loves the Lord’s Court, and the Blessed Vision of His Darshan, of what use is liberation or paradise? || 3 || Imbued with the Lord’s Praises, one is forever a Bairaagee, a renunciate, and one’s life is not lost in the gamble. Says Nanak, listen, O Bharthari Yogi: drink in the intoxicating nectar of the Lord. || 4 || 4 || 38 ||( Aasaa, First Mehl: p.360) (3)

At that time Raja Bharthari (Raja of Ujain) was also living here, serving the Siddhs. He was told that he had to marry the Rajkumari of Junagarh, and for that he had only eight peher's left (24 hours). If Raja failed to reach there, she will die and he had to take rebirth to get married to her. Raja Bharthari requested Siddhs to help him to reach there, Siddhs showed their inability refused because they were not able to help him reach Junagarh in such a short time. Raja then approached Guru Nanak and requested him to help him. With Guru’s help he not only reached Junagarh, but got married and came back within short period as Guru ji had advised him to live in Takhtupura itself. (8) (9) (10(11)

Hearing this hymns from Guru ji, they fell at Guru Nanak’s feet and stayed with the Guruji till he stayed there. (1)

In the year 1975, Bhai Darbara Singh of Lopon constructed the main Gurdwara on the site of an old mud hut with the help of Sikhs. The new six storied building has a marble floored hall, with the sanctum at the far end.

There used to be a Sikh named Jakko who did not like the Raja. The Raja grew angry however, Guru Nanak stepped in and stopped the two from quarreling. The Sikh's face bore marks from the quarreling.

Guru Nanak asked the Sikh to bathe in the pond (now sarovar) nearby and the Sikh was soon feeling better. The Raja was asked by Guru Nanak to continue the spread of Sikhism. A separate building in the village remembers Baba Bharthari. (5) (6)

Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Chevin

On the bank of Nanaksar sarovar is Gurudwara Patshahi Chhevin which commemorates the visit of Guru Hargobind Sahib. Guru Hargobind Ji when he came from Daroli Bhai Ki, stayed here for nearly 45 days. and then proceeded to Mehraj. Bhai Jakko, a leading farmer of the village served him with devotion. Its present building was got constructed bySant Suner Singh Bhaindran wale in 1921. He also got the sarovar desilted and got its circ. umbulatory constructed. (1) (5) (6) (8) (9) (10(11)

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Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Dasvin

Guru Gobind Singh Ji also visited Takhtupura on route to Dina in December 1705. Gurudwara Patshahi Dasvin, on the eastern bank of the sarovar, is dedicated to him. Bhai Sunder Singh Bhindrawale constructed the present Gurdwara building in 1921. This Gurdwara is in the same complex as the other two Gurdwaras. Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Dasvin located on the eastern side of the Nanaksar Sarovar. Guru Ji came to Takhtupura on his way from Raikot and Chakar and went to Dina in January 1705 AD. Guru Gobind Singh is said to have bathed in the Sarovar. Guru Nanak felt thirsty when he reached here. The horse dug the earth with is foot and a water spring came up. Every person had his fill. 100 bighas of land is attached to the gurdwara. (4) (5) (6) The old building, constructed by an Udasi saint, Bishan Das, which collapsed during the abnormally heavy rains in 1955, and was replaced by the present complex raised by Sant Darbara Singh of Lopo in 1962. (2) (10)(11) It comprises a marble floored hall, with the sanctum in the middle. Nanaksar, the rectangular sarovar, was partly lined by Dhanna Singh Malvai, a general under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.(1)

Now the Nanaksar complex possesses 84 acres of land and is administered by SGPC with its own manager supervised and assisted by a local committee. (1)

The important annual events here are the Prakash diwa (1)s of Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Hargobind Sahib, and Guru Gobind Singh and Shaheedi Diwas of Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji. In addition, every year a big Jor Mela is organized from 13th to 17th January, which attracts Sangat from all over. Lohri and Maghi are specially celebrated.(1)(2) (5) (6)

References :
1. Gurmukh Singh, Takhtupura, Hostorical Sikh ShrinesSingh Bros, Amritsar, 1995, p.238
2. Sant Wisakha Singh, Malwa Itihas, p. 15
3. Sri Guru Granth Sahib, p.360
4. Gyani Gyan Singh, Takhtupura, Gurdham Sangrahi, SGPC,p.26
5. Gurdwara Sri Takhtupura Sahib | Discover Sikhism
6. HistoricalGurudwaras.com, a Journey to Historical Gurudwara Sahibs
7. Punitinder Kaur Sidhu, Gurdwara Pehli te chhevin te Daasvin Patshahi Takhtupura, District Moga,Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail (Punjab), Lonely Planet Global Limited, Punjab October 2019, p. 93
8.Narotam, Tara Singh, Sri Guru Tirath Sangrahi. Kankhal, 1975
9.Thakar Singh, Giani, Sri Gurduare Darshan. Amritsar, 1923
10http://www.thesikhencyclopedia.com/other-historical-places/punjab/takhtupura
11. Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib (Village Takhtupura) - SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia.
 

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Patto Hira Singh, Punjab, India

Gurudwara Sri Gurusar Sahib, Pato Hira Singh is situated in the Village Pato Hira Singh Village, district Moga.

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GURUDWARA SRI GURUSAR SAHIB, PATO HIRA SINGH

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where Guru Gobind Singh Ji tied his horse
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The well whose water became bitter when Guru Gobind Singh cursed but became sweet on use by the Sikhs

This place has been blessed by 4 Gurus i.e., Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Guru Har Rai Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Guru nanak dev Ji c,ame here from Takhtupura. Guru Hargobind sahib came here from Takhtupura while Going to Droli. (1) The Gurdwara commemorates the visits of all four Gurus. (4) Takhtupura is 10km to the east of Pato Hira Singh. and approached from Moga via Bagha Purana-Nihal Singh wala road. (2) When Guru Nanak dev Ji came here he sat under a karir tree which still exists. There was a ber tree also. It was cut many times by the local people but it again come up. There was an old remnant of a fort where Guru Nanak meditated. Gurdwara was constructed at the same place. Guru Hargobind came here to visit Guru Nanak's place. Guru Hargobind Sahib was allowed to take water from the well. Guru Ji cursed the water of the well to be bitter. Whosoever drank it would die. The saudi Hindus who obstructed the Guru have to leave the village. Othere village came and fell at Guru Hargobind's feet and requested for well for water. The Guru said that4 after some time mu=y Sikhs would come here and the water will be again sweet. When gangsar Morcha Sikhs came here and used this water this wat4e became sweet. (4) Guru Har Rai came here to emancipate the people. Guru Gobind Singh ji came to this place three times. First time when going to Dina Kangad for hunting he stayed here. (1) Second time when he went around the area and third time when he recruited 50 Sikhs for preparing for the battle of Muktsar. The karir tree which is shown by the side of the sarovar in the photo is the one where Guru Gobind Singh used to tie his horse. (1) A common shrine Gurdwara Guru sar, commemorating the four Gurus's visit stands in a walled compound on the eastern fringe of the village. Its building including the square sanctum in a spacious square hall with verandah on three sides and a domed room above the sanctum were constructed during 1920s. While demolishing the earlier kutch structure of the Gurdwara in 1919 they chanced upon the handwritten details of the gurus to this place. (3)This Gurdwara is affiliated to SGPC and manged through local committee. About 45 acres of land is now attached to it. (2) There are two karir trees one relating to Guru Hargobind Ji and another relating to Guru Gobind Singh where they tied their horses. (3)

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Board Showing History of Pato Hira Singh gurdwara

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Map Guru Nanak Dev ji in Moga district

References

1. Sant Wisakha Singh , malwa Itihas, p. 15-16
2. Gurmukh Singh, Pato Hira Singh Historical Sikh Shrines, Singh Bros, Amritsar, 1995, p.237-238
3.Punitinder Kaur Sidhu, Gurdwara Pehli Patshahi Pato Hira Singh, District Moga, Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail (Punjab), Lonely Planet Global Limited, Punjab October 2019,p. 98-99
4. Dhana Sngh Chehal,Gur Tirath Cycle Yatra, (14 September 1931), p. 250
 

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Gurdwara Sri Akalgarh Sahib Lambwali
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Gurdwara Sri Akalgarh Sahib, Pehli, Chhevin ate Dasvin Patshahi Lambwali
Lambwali village is located in Jaitu tehsil of Faridkot district in Punjab, India, 11km away from Jaitu and 30km away from Faridkot. As per 2009 stats, Lambwali village is also a gram panchayat. The total geographical area of village is 643 hectares. It has a total population of 2,719 peoples, living in 508 houses. According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Lambwali village is 035623 and pincode is 151205. (1) Now Giru Gobind Singh Marg connects Lambwali with Anandpur Sahib and Talwandi Sahib. (4) Lambwali has been blessed by the visits of Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Hargobind Sahib and Guru Gobind Singh Sahib.
Lambwali was then a village among the sandy dunes. When Guru Nanak visited Lambwali he asked Bhai Mardana to bring water from a sadhu nearby.(1) The sadhu was said to be overweight and lethargic. He refused to get up and refused to give water to Bhai Mardana. Bhai Mardana went to the sadhu three times but every time the sadhu refused to give water asking him to wait till his disciple came. (2) On the fourth visit Guru Nanak accompanied Bhai Mardana. Guru Nanak addressed the sadhu and said, 'Sadhu you are sitting like a python (saral) and can't serve water to people passing by'. Hearing the words of Guru Nanak, the sadhu panicked, he had been cursed. The sadhu fell at Guru Nank's feet and said 'I know I have been cursed, how can I be saved?'. Guru Nanak said that he would return in his sixth life to set him free. (1)(2)

After battle of Mehraj Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji visited his daughter's village nearby at Malla. Guru Hargobind Sahib recognized the sadhu who was reborn as a snake and set him free, Guru Hargobind then visited Lambwali. Guru Gobind Singh came here from Jaito while going towards Kotkapura.. Guru Sahib tied his horses and stopped to rest. The people of village told Guru Sahib that there are snakes in the trees. Guru Sahib said they were not snakes, that they were just lizards. Since then, the villagers have never experienced problems with snakes or snake bites. Gurdwara is about two furlongs from the village. (2) Gurdwara has been constructed at the place visited by Guru Nanak. (3) There are however three Gurdwaras now constructed by the local sangat. A sarovar is attached with the Gurdwaras. (4)
References
1. Lambwali Village in Jaitu (Faridkot) Punjab | villageinfo.in
2. Gurmukh Singh, Lambwali, Historical Sikh ShrinesSingh Bros, Amritsar, 1995, pp. 240-241
3. Punitinder Kaur Sidhu, Patshahi Lambhwal in Jaito, Faridkot, Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail (Punjab), Lonely Planet Global Limited, Punjab October 2019, Gurdwara 1 ,6,10 pp.154-155
4. Gurbachan Sing Nayyar and Gurdial Singh, Lmbwali, Guru Gobind Singh, unjabi University Patiala, p.94
 

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GURU NANAK GUDWARAS IN FEROZEPUR DIVISION

Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal

The Ferozepur Division includes Ferozepur, Moga, Faridkot, Muktsar, Fazilka, Mansa and Bathinda districts. Guru Nanak travelled in this division during his travels on second itinerary. He started from Sultanpur Lodhi and went through Moga, Faridkot, Muktsar, Fazilka and Bathinda districts in that order.

In Moga districts he passed through Dharamkot, Fatehgarh Korotana, Daudhar, Takhtupura and Pato and visited Lambwali in Faridkot district, Sarai Naga in Muktsar district and Haripura Abohar in Fazilka district, Lakhi Jungle, Kachi Bhucho, Bathinda Fort and Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda District. Gurdwaras commemorating Guru Nanak Dev ji’s visit exist in these places and are described district wise

Guru Nanak in Moga District
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Moga District map
Moga was named after Moga Singh Gill, a prominent person of the Gill community. In 1901, when Railway arrived in Moga, a Jagir (Farm land) of Sardar Moga Singh, got converted into a city and became a trading centre for Tea which was transported on Train. That’s why it was called "Moga Chah Joga" meaning Moga only has tea at that time. (1) This District came into existence on 24 November, 1995. Earlier it was a Subdivision of Faridkot District. The area of Dharamkot with 150 Villages was merged with this District on 5 November,1999. (2) Most people of this district are agriculturists. It produces highest quantity of wheat and rice in Punjab. A hgh-tech milk plant of Nestle lies on the West border of the town. The District is 2216 Sq. Km. in area. Moga lies on Ferozepur-Ludhiana Road. Moga District falls under the jurisdiction of Ferozpur division. It stretches between longitude 75 degree - 15, 75 degree - 25 east and latitude 30 degree. Most people of this District are agriculturists. It produces highest quantity of wheat and rice in Punjab. A high-tech milk plant of Nestle lies on the West border of the town.

Guru Nanak is believed to have visited villages Daudhar Garbi, Daudhar Sharki, Patto Hira Singh, Takhtpura and Fatehgarh Korotana that fall under present day Moga district. These five villages in Moga district that are associated with the life and time of Guru Nanak Dev got facelift ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. The Punjab government spent Rs 1 crore for upliftment of each of the 5 villages. Eco Sikh established Guru Ka Bagh in Patto Hira Singh. (3) However, Gurdwara Baoli Sahib in Dharamkot is left out due to reason unknown. In his second Udasi, Guru Nanak travels through Dharamkot, Fatehgarh Korotana, Daudhar, Takhtupura and Patto Hira Singh in Moga district. (4) Gurdwaras in Moga commemorating Guru Nanak Dev ji’s visit to this district are as under:

1. Gurdwara Bauli Sahib Pehli Patshahi Dharamkot,
2. Gurdwara Pehli Patshahi Kalyansar, Fatehgarh Korotana,
3. Gurdwara Pehli te chhevin Patshahi Daudhar Garbi
4. Gurdwara Pehli te chhevin te Daasvin Patshahi Takhtupura,
5. Gurdwara Pehli Patshahi Pato Hira Singh,

References
1. District Court, Moga | India
2. All About the Moga City, Introduction and Overview of Moga
3. 5 villages in Moga visited by Guru Nanak to get facelift | Amritsar News - Times of India &utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
4. Sant Wisakha Singh, Malwa Itihas pp.14-16.
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After staying for some months at Sultanpur Lodhi, visited his parents at Tawandi and returned to Sultanpur Lodhi. He started his second Udasi towards South India and Sri Lanka from Sultanpur Lodhi along with Mardana. (1). Passing through Shahpur and crossing Sutlej he reached Dharamkot. Dharamkot is a city and a municipal council in the Moga district in the state of Punjab, India.[2] As of the 2001 India census,[3] Dharamkot had a population of 15,399.(4) He delivered discourses to the people in general who were too pleased to listen to his Kirtan and discourses. Initially due to large population of Muslim at the place no Gurdwara was made to commemorate his visit, (1) However, later Gurdwara Bauli Sahib Pehli Patshahi, Dharamkot was constructed to commemorate his visit. A covered well developed from a Baoli, is located at a short distance from Gurdwara complex It is this Baoli which lends its name to the Gurdwara as baoli Sahib. A small room containing Sri guru Granth Sahib serves as the sanctum sanctorum and the covered verandahin front of this room is the congregation hall. The basement below sanctum sanctorum also houses Sri Guru Granth Sahib. (5)

References
1. Sant Wisakha Singh, Malwa Itihas, p.14
2. "Dharamkot town census details". Census of India. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
3. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
4. District Census Handbook Moga 2011 - Village and Town Wise Primary Census Abstract (Pca)
5. Punit Inder Kaur Sidhu, Gurdwara Nanaksar Baoli Sahib, Dharamkot ,Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail, Govt of Punjab, p. 94
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Sarai Naga (Mukatsar District)

After a stay of three months at Sultanpur Lodhi, he took Mardana and Bala along and started his second itinerary in the beginning of Waisakh Samvat 1567 (1510 AD) Bikrami. Crossing Sutlej, he reached Dharamkot and after visiting Moga and faridkot districts in Malwa, Guru Nanak reached Sarai Naga and Lakhi Jungle in Bathinda.[15] Giani Gian Singh, Janamsakhi Dasan Guran, p.139) [1]

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Gurdwara Pehli te Dasvi Patshahi Sarai Naga
Sarai Naga is a town on Moga-Muktsar state highway of Punjab. It is located 21 KM towards East from District headquarters Sri Muktsar Sahib, 62 kms from Bathinda and 235 KM from State capital Chandigarh. Bariwala and Wanderjatana are the nearest Railway Stations.

The First Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place during his second itinerary while coming from Sultanpur Lodhi and stayed at this place for 6 days. This place was a centre of Naga Sadhus and had a sarai (inn) built for the wandering sadhus, hence the name Sarai Naga. The leader of the saints was meditating for ages but had failed to attain salvation. Guru Nanak held discussions with him and other mendicants and put them on the path of Truth. He made them to realize that there is only One God and by meditation on Him alone one can attain salvation. He explained to them one must free himself from the five vices and remain detached from the world like a lotus who remains above water of the pool even though having roots in the mud. Guru Nanak Dev also cured Karmu, a person suffering from leprosy.

The Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh visited this place after winning the battle of 'Khidrane Dee Dhab' and stayed here for a Night. He met a Naga saint who was meditating to increase his age (some chronicles even say that he had already attained the age of 500, 700 or 1400 years which needs investigation (editor)) and held discussions with this Naga Saint. The Tenth Guru explained, “It is not beneficial to increase your age with the help of Siddhi. You need to be enlightened that your aim should be to merge in Him. Once you have concentrated on him ceaselessly, you have salvaged yourself from the worldly attachments and attached to Him permanently. This is how you get salvation while living (jeevan mukt). You cannot reach Him until you have this realization”. Naga Saint said," No one will remember me after my death". Guru Ji blessed him that this Village earlier known as Matte di Sarai will be known as Sarai Naga after his name. Gurudwara Shri Pehli ate Dasvin Sahib commemorates the place. [16]
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Janamasthan Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji

Guru Angad Sahib, (Bhai Lahna ji) was born in the village named Sarai Naga (Matte Di Sarai) district Muktsar (Punjab), on Vaisakh Vadi 1st , (5th Vaisakh) Samvat 1561, (March 31, 1504). He was the son of a petty trader named Pheru ji. His mother’s name was Mata Ramo ji (also Known as Mata Sabhirai, Mansa Devi, Daya Kaur). Baba Narayan Das Trehan was his grandfather, whose ancestral house was at Matte-di-Sarai near Mukatsar. Pheru ji shifted back to this place.

Under the influence of his mother Bhai Lehna ji began to worship Durga (A Hindu mythological Goddess). He used to lead a batch of worshippers to Jawalamukhi Temple every year. He was married to Mata Khivi ji in January 1520 and had two sons (Dasu ji and Datu ji) and two daughters (Amro ji and Anokhi ji). The whole family of Pheru ji had to leave their ancestral village because of the ransacking by the Mughal and Baloch militia who had come with Babur. After this the family settled at village Khadur Sahib beside the Beas River, near Tarn Taran Sahib (A small town about 25 kms away from Amritsar City).

Once Bhai Lehna ji heard the recitation of a hymn of Guru Nanak Sahib from Bhai Jodha ji (a Sikh of Guru Nanak Sahib) and was thrilled and decided to proceed through Kartarpur to have a glimpse of Guru Nanak Sahib at the time of yearly pilgrimage to Jwalamukhi Temple. His very first meeting with Guru Nanak Sahib completely transformed him. He renounced the worship of Hindu Goddess, dedicated himself to the service of Guru Nanak Sahib, became his Sikh and began to live at Kartarpur, His devotion to Guru Nanak Sahib and his holy mission was so great that he was installed as the Second Nanak in September 7, 1539 by Guru Nanak Sahib himself. Earlier Guru Nanak Sahib tested him in various ways and found an embodiment of obedience and service in him. Guru Nanak Sahib gave him a new name Angad (Guru Angad Sahib). He spent six or seven years in the service of Guru Nanak Sahib at Kartarpur.
 

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Gurdwara Lakhi Jungle Mehma Sarja (Bathinda)

Guru Nanak proceeded further towards Bathinda and reached Lakhi Jungle Mehma Sarja. Gurudwara Lakhi Jungle is situated near Village Mehma Sarja, Distt Bathinda at a distance of 15 Km from Bathinda City and 6 Km from town Goniana Mandi. Mehma Sarja is a Village in Bathinda Tehsil in Bathinda District of Punjab State, India and 223 KM from State capital Chandigarh. Mehma Sarja village is located in Bathinda tehsil of Bathinda district in Punjab, India. It is situated 22km away from Bathinda, As per 2009 stats, Mehma Sarja village is also a gram panchayat. The total geographical area of village is 2773 hectares. Mehma Sarja has a total population of 7,991 peoples, in about 1,573 houses. According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Mehma Sarja village is 035756 and pincode is 151201 and postal head office is Goniana Mandi. (1) Guru Nanak Dev blessed this place and recited Holy 'Japji Sahib'. (1) (7) (8)This place which was earlier dense and dry forest came to be known as Lakhi Jungle since an anecdote was attached that Guru Nanak recited Japuji Sahib here one lakh times. It is also said that there a sadhu named Lakhi used to stay here. The smadh of Lakhi Sant can be seen at a furlong towards east of the Gurdwara site there.(8)
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Board at Gurdwara Lakhi Jungle Mehma Sarja (Bathinda) (2)

Guru Hargobind also visited this place while going to Lahore from Delhi. He tied Chandu (who was responsible for the martyrdom of Fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Dev) with a Karir tree, which still exists here. That Karir is now known as Killa Sahib.

Guru Har Rai and Guru Gobind Singh are also visited this place during his journeys. Guru Gobind Singh came here from Rameana (3) blessed this place as 'Place of liberation'. He took the milk of brown and black Cow of Bhai Soma and blessed him with milk and son. He brushed his teeth with a twig of Phalahi tree (datan) and buried the twig at this place, which has now become a full-fledged tree of Phalahi. The Sikhs who had been left behind met the Guru at Lakhi Jungle. Guru Gobind recited this hymn here. Lakhi Jungle Khalsa aan didar ditto ne. Sun ke sad mahi da meeri paani ghah muto ne.(3)(5) Seeing the jungle around, Guru Gobind Singh said to Bhai daan Singh, “ These jungles are of Lakhs of rupees.” Bhai Veer Singh states that Guruji held a Kavi Darbar at this place. A water tank constructed by Bhai Bhagtu exists nearby. Sakhi Pothi has following rcord of the place, “Next day, Kdah parsasd was prepared at large scale (prantan laian) and got a young horse. The entire village came to celebrate the occasion and had darshan of Guru ji. Kadah Parsad was distributed. The horse was also donated. Guru Ji said, “ This is Lakhi Jungle” Guru j stayed here for three days. (3) The initial building was got constructed by Maharaja Harinder Singh of Faridkot by making a Lage Gurdwara complex. Ni9hang Singh have the control of the Gurdwra. 35 acres of land was donated by Faridkot state (7) The premises of of the shrine include a massive sarovar as well as a langar hall open round the clock. (4)
References
1. Mehma Sarja Village
2. File:History of Gurdwara Lakhi Jungle Sahib.jpg - Wikipedia
3. Gurcharan Dingh Nayyar, Sukhdial Singh, Gobind Singh, p.118-120
4. Punitinder Kaur Sidhu, Gurdwara Pehli, 6, 7, te 10 vi Patshahi Lakhi Jungle, Mehma Sirja Bathinda, Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail (Punjab), Lonely Planet Global Limited, Punjab October 2019, p.148
5. Gurdwara Lakhi Jungle Sahib - SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia.
6. Gurmukh Singh, Lakhi Jangal (Mehm Sarja), Historical Sikh ShrinesSingh Bros, Amritsar, 1995 p.268
7. Sant Wisakha Singh, Malwa Itihas, p.16
8. Dhana Sigh Chehal GurTirath Cycle Yatra, p.261
 

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Har Rai Pur urf Bhokhri (Bathinda) visited by first, seventh and Tenth Guru

Har Raipur Urf Bhokhri village is located in Bathinda district in Punjab, India situated 17km away from Bathinda. As per 2009 stats, Har Raipur Alias Bhokhri is the gram panchayat. The total geographical area of the village is 1877 hectares. It has a total population of 4,352 peoples, in about 813 houses.. According to Census 2011 information the location code of Har Raipur Urf Bhokhri village is 035743 and pincode is 151201. As per 2019 stats, Har Raipur Urf Bhokhri village comes under Bhucho Mandi assembly constituency & Bathinda parliamentary constituency. Bathinda is nearest town t for all major economic activities. (1)
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Har Rai Pur urf Bhokhri (Bathinda) visited by first, seventh and Tenth Guru
Village Har Rai Pur which earlier used to be called Bhokhri is 1.6 kms from Lakhi Jungle. Its post office is Naiwala. It is 6.4 kms from Railway station Goniana. In this villge towards the east there is a Gurdwara on the remnant of an old village Vijju. Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Har Rai sahib and guru Gobnd Singh Sahib came to this place. At that time Vijju was a complete village. Guru Har Rai sahib came and sat under a Jand tree which still stands towards North behind the Gurdwara. The tree Guru tied his horse is still alive. There is a Karir tree as well. Guru Har Rai cursed 101 times Bhai Gaura son of Bhai Bhagta at this place. This place was earlier held by Pandit Har Dhan of village Jandan Wala and the land also was of the village Jandan Wala . He used to use Jand tree for resting his hooka while ploughing. The Pandit had planned to cut the tree to make Suhaga for levelling his fields but was warned by an invisible voice that he should not keep hooka with Jand tree and leave this place for which he would get due rent. He stopped placing hooka along the tree. Each year he used to get one rupee coin from under the Jand tree. Later guru Gobind Singh ji also visited this place during hunting. A Gurdwara was constructed at the place which is 3.2 kms from village Jandan Wala but close to village Bhokhri hence is well known as Gurdwara Har Rai Pur Bhokhri. 27 Acres of land is on the name of the Gurdwara which was left by the Pandit taking it to be the blessed land of the Gurus. (2) Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji visited the site of Gurdwara Sri Jand Sahib Har Raipur and stayed for a few days while travelling from Kiratpur. He stayed under the Jand tree, which still exists inside the Gurdwara. It is believed that Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji also visited this place. (3) (4)

References

1. Har Raipur Urf Bhokhri Village in Bathinda, Punjab | villageinfo.in
2. Dhanna Singh Chehal, Gur Tirth Cycle Yatra, p. 261-262
3. Gurdwara Sri Jand Sahib Har Raipur | Discover Sikhism
4. Gurdham Didar SGPC, p.237
 

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Gurdwara Pehli, Chhevin ate dasvin Patshahi Lawerisar, Kachi Bhucho, Bathinda,

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Gurdwara Laverisar Kachi Bhucho

Kachi Bhucho Bhatinta is in Bathinda District of Punjab State, India. Post office is Bhucho Mandi. Kacchi Bhucho Bhatinta Pin code is 151101 . Kachi Bhucho Laveri sar is the place visited by Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Hargobind Sahib and Guru Gobind Singh Sahib. (1) Tibba Laveri Sar is the place where Guru Gobind Singh saw Bathinda Fort and stated to the present sangat: “Guru Nanak dev ji came here and had discussions (Sidh Gosht). This land is powerful and very sacred. At this place a cow did not allow a lion to take her infant.” Saying this he went to Kach Bucho.(2)

Guru Gobid Singh went there from Chak Fateh Singh Wala (5 kms away) for a week. He and his Sikhs were presented milk by the glaziers around. He announced, “This area is full of Laveris. (lactating cows)”, hence the name of the Gurdwara as Laverisar. (4) According to another legend, the Guru learnt about a lactating cow, (known as laveri in Punjabi) that had protected her new born calf from wild animals. He named this shrine Laverisar in this hallowed spot. (1) Initially only a small plateform of Nanak Shahi bricks was constructed at the place under a ber tree. (1) Bhai Sango son of Bhai Fateh Singh got this platform made. The present Gurdwara was constructed by Jathedar Bachan Singh 60 years ago. There used to be a dhab (pond) where the new sarovar has been constructed. (4High growth surrounds the area. The train passes through this mound (Tibba). While going from Patiala to Bathinda the Gurdwara commemorating first and tenth Guru can be seen on the right side. From this mound fort of Bathinda could still be seen. This mound is in the land of Kachi Bhucho village and owned by Bhai Bhagata’s generation. From station Pakki Bhucho it is 1.6 km to the west from this mound and from Kachi Bhucho it is 3 kms towards the south. (2) 28 more villages related to Guru Nanak get Rs.14-cr for 550th Prakash Purb A total Rs. 59.50 crore is being spent on the infrastructural development of 63 ‘Charan Choh” Guru Nanak graced villages, of which the State Government had earlier released Rs. 17.50 crore for 35 villages. These villages will be developed in convergence with MGNREGA. Acting on Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s directive, Rs 14 crore has been released from the Rural Development Fund for the development of 28 `Charan Choh’ villages, connected with Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, to commemorate his 550th birth anniversary. Rs. 50 lakh has been allocated for Kachi Bhucho in Bathinda, (3) ) All Gurpurab’s and Diwali is being celebrated at this place at a very large scale.

References
1.Punitinder Kaur Sidhu, Gurdwara Pehli, t e dasvin Patshahi kachi Bhucho, Bathinda, Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail (Punjab), Lonely Planet Global Limited, Punjab October 2019, p.149
2. Dhanna Singh Chehal , Gur Tirath Cycle Yatra, pp. 273-274
3. 28 more villages related to Guru Nanak get Rs.14-cr for 550th Prakash Purb Celebrations on Amarinder’s directive Chandigarh, August 28, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
4.Gurbacha Singh nayar, Sukhdial Singh , Guru Gobind Singh , p. 119.
 

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Gurdwara Bad Titrath, Haripur, Abohar, (Fazilka District)

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Gurdwara Bad Tirath sahib pehli te dasvin Patshahi Haripura Abohar district Fazilka

Gurdwara Bad Tirath Sahib, Village Haripura, Punjab is located on the Abohar Ganga Nagar road, three kilometers from Khuian Sarwar town. It is Seventeen kilometers from Abohar and thirty kilometers from Ganganagar. This Gurdwara is also known as Gurdwara Charan Pak Patshahi I and is situated at a distance of 17 Km West of Abohar City, 30 km from District Ganganagar and 9 Km from Panj Kosi railway Station on Abohar - Ganganagar Road in Village Haripura. Gurdwara Bad Tirath Sahib is associated with the First Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji as well as the Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. A deep pool of water to the north of the village was an ancient place of pilgrimage known as Bad Tirath. Guru Nanak Dev Ji along with Bala and Mardana visited this place during his First Udasi while Guru Gobind Singh Ji came here after the battle of Muktsar. When Guru Nanak Dev Ji came here, a demon, (a rakhsasa) had terrorized the people of village Haripura who burnt their homes every six months.(2). The villagers narrated their tale of woe to Guru Ji, who blessed them and told them not to worry hence forth. It so happened that the demon came to the village while Guru Ji was present. He bowed before Guru Nanak Dev Ji and requested him for salvation (Mukti). Guru Ji blessed him and told him to serve the people and respect place of worship and he would attain salvation. From that Day demon never disturbed the people of the Village. In the North of the Village was a deep pool of water which was an ancient place of Pilgrimage and was known as Bad Tirath, hence the name of the Gurdwara. The Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji visited this place after winning the battle of 'Khidrane Dee Dhab', while on his way to Nanded. He blessed this place with five arrows. He blessed this place with five arrow tips which are still preserved by the Namdharis in Gurdwara Bhaini Sahib near Ludhiana. A common Gurdwara dedicated to Guru Nanak and Guru Gobind Singh was established in 1876 by Sardar Gurumukh Singh Nilewala. This building was replaced by the present one and the pool was lined up in the beginning of 1947. (3) (4). It comprises of sanctum at the far end of the flat-roofed rectangular hall close to the bank of the pool. The Gurdwara is affiliated to the SGPC against unscheduled n 1110 and is managed by local committee. There is hardly a local Sikhs but the sangat from surrounding villages gather in congregation of amavas when many non-Sikhs also visit to have dip in the Bad Tirath pool.(3) The Birthday of Guru Nanak Devji and amavas are celebrated with great fervor here. (1)
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Gurdwara Bad Titrath, Haripur, Abohar, (Fazilka District)

References

1. Gurudwara Bad Tirath Sahib - Haripura - World Gurudwaras
2. Punitinder Kaur Sidhu, Gurdwara Batt Titrath, Haripur, Abohar, Fazilka, Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail (Punjab), Lonely Planet Global Limited, Punjab October 2019, pp.158-159.
3. Gurmukh Singh, Haripur Bad Tirath, Abohar, Fazilka, Historical Sikh Shrines, Singh Bros, Amritsar, 1995, p.229
4.. Sant Wisakha Singh, Malwa Itihas, p. 17
 

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Gurudwara Sri Haaji Ratan Sahib, Bathinda
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This Gurdwara is situated in the middle of Bathinda City. Place is Near Sabzi Mandi, Bathinda. The First Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Ninth Guru Guru Teg Bahadur Ji and Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji visited this place. At this place a Faqir named Hajji Ratan, used to meditate. Haji Rattan’s original name was Rattan Chand whom a faqir asked for doing Hajj to get emancipated. After visiting Hajj he became Hajji rattan and started meditating deeply. (1) When Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place during his First Udasi (Preaching tour), Hajji Ratan threw a big stone at Guru Ji. Guru Ji remained unharmed. Instead the GuruJi threw the stone back towards Hajji Ratan but not to hurt him. Hajji Ratan fell unconscious. When he regained consciousness, he asked for forgiveness and requested Guru Ji to bless him with liberation. Guru Ji said," I will see you twice more".
Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji also visited this place and met Faqir Hajji Ratan. Guru Teg bahdur Ji visited this place (Sakhi Pothi) from Talwandi Sabo. The Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji visited Bathinda City in 1706, while coming from villages Bhucho and Bhago. Guru Ji called upon Hajji Ratan and had discussions with him at this place. Guru Ji blessed Hajji Ratan with liberation from the cycle of birth and death. When people came to know about Guru Ji's visit, they came in large numbers to have a glimpse of Guru Ji. Guru Ji preached them. The people requested Guru Ji that you are sitting in a forest, kindly come to the Fort. Guru Ji said that I am sitting in the middle of the City and today this Gurdwara is situated in the middle of Bathinda City. Guru Ji accepting their request paid visit to Qila Mubarak. Gurdwara was reconstructed in 1970s. It has an almost a square marbled sanctum at one end of a spacious, almost square hall with verandah on two sides. It marks the site. (1)
References
1.https://www.etvbharat.com/punjabi/punjab/state/bathinda/eh-mera-punjab-history-of-gurudwara-haji-ratan-in-bathinda/pb20191002053306391
2. Gurmukh Singh, Bathinda, Historical Sikh ShrinesSingh Bros, Amritsar, 1995, pp. 252-253
 

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Gurdwara Nanaksar Talwandi Sabo District Bathinda

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Gurdwara Nanaksar Talwandi Sabo District Bathinda

This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of 28 Km Southeast of Bathinda City on Bathinda-Sardulgarh Road in town Talwandi Sabo which is also known as Guru Ki Kashi and is situated between Gurdwara Takhat Shri Damdama Sahib and Gurdwara Jandsar Sahib. The First Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place in 1510 during his Second Udasi (the Preaching tour). A tank known as Nanaksar Sarovar exists here. Guru Ji blessed the place by saying that one Day this place will emerge as an important centre of Pilgrimage.(1)(2) (3) (4)

References
1.Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib, Talwandi Sabo - World Gurudwaras
2. Punitinder Kaur Sidhu, Gurdwara Pehli Patshahi Nanaksar, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Guru Nanak’s Blessed Trail (Punjab), Lonely Planet Global Limited, Punjab October 2019, p.50-151
3. Dhanna Singh Chehal , Gur Tirath Cycle Yatra, pp. 273-274
4.Gurmukh Singh, Talwandi Sabo, Nanaksar, Hostprical Sikh Gurdwaras, p.25
 
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