Guru Nanak’s Visit to Sangrur DistrictDr. Dalvinder Singh Grewal
Desh Bhagat University
Desh Bhagat University
About 400 years back Sanghu, a Jat founded the village Sangrur, which has now developed into a sprawling city once it was made the Capital of erstwhile Jind State by Raja Raghbir Singh. He kept his residence here before being elevated as Raja on 31.3. 1874. He built a beautiful town constructing a bazaar on the pattern of famous pink city Jaipur with concrete built shops. After partition, in 1948, by taking parts from erstwhile Phoolkian States of Jind, Nabha and Patiala, the Muslim State of Malerkotla and some parts of the then District of Ludhiana, it was made a district of PEPSU (including the new districts of Malerkotla, Barnala, Jind and Narwana) and later a district of Punjab, when these districts were carved out of it. Jind and Narwana Tehsils were transferred to the newly created State of Haryana. It is 3614 Sq.Km. in area. This District was divided into 4 Tehsils and 8 Sub-Tehsils – Tehsils – Sangrur, Sunam, Malerkotla and Moonak and Sub-Tehsils are Ahmedgarh, Amargarh, Bhawanigarh, Dirbha, Khanauri, Lehra, Longowal and Sherpur. Recently Barnala and Malerkotla have been made separate districts.
Guru Nanak’s visit to Sangrur District
Guru Nanak Dev Ji 's Travels through Sangruru Ditrict
Guru Nanak Dev ji visited Sangrur district while proceeding on his first itinerary and also while returning from second itinerary. In first itinerary, he entered Sangrur disrict from Jagera in Ludhiana district. He proceeded through Malerkotla, Banbhaura, Bhasaud, Kheri Jattan, Dhadogal, Bangawali, Cheema, Bhadalwadh, Chhitanwala, Bhalwan, Sangatpura, Gehlan, Khurana, Mangwal, Akoi, Mehlan, Ghanaur, Dirba on to Cheeka, Bhagal, Pehowa, Kutukshetra and Hardwar. While returning from second Udasi from Jind in Haryana, he visited Sunam, Bhamabandi, Bahadurpur, Mastuana, Kanjhla and went to Takhtupura in Moga district.In First Udasi, he entered Sangrur district from Jagera Nanaksar from Ludhiana side and reached Banbhaura through Malerkotla in Sangrur District. According to Dhanna Singh Chehal (Cycle Yatra, p.378), Guru Nanak visited Malerkotla but no Gurdwara commemorating Guru Nanak’s visit exists. From Malerkotla Guru Nanak went to Banbhaura.