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Pilgrimage in India -Gurudwaras(गुरूद्वारे)

The Gurdwara Guru Sar Mehraj

The Gurdwara Guru Sar Mehraj, 17th century Gurudwara Gursar is situated in the village Mehraj, near Rampuraphull Distt Bathinda. When BHAI BIDHI CHAND JI brought second horse from lahore fort SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI was at village Kangar with Rai Jodh. At the time of leaving Lahore fort Bhai Bidhi Chand had informed mughal authorities that this horse belonged to SHRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI and his name is Bidhi Chand. Earlier also he had taken horse to GURU SAHIB and is taking this horse to GURU SAHIB. When Bhai bidhi chand ji reached GURU SAHIB, he explained the whole story.

Sixth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji came to Village Mehraj in 1634 to fight against Mughal army, he selected this place to reside and put up a camp here. The battle was fought at the place where Gurdwara Gurusar, Mehraj is situated.Guru Ji stayed here for 3 Months. Legend has it that a Mughal governor in Lahore captured two horses gifted by an Afghan devotee to Guru Hargobind, the 6th Sikh Guru.

So it was sure that mughal army will be following and there will big battle. GURU SAHIB with the help of local people choose this place as it was having water resource. GURU SAHIB camped Where GURUDWARA SHRI PATSHAHI CHEVIN SAHIB is situated. The mughal army of 35000 following GURU SAHIB also reached here. GURU SAHIB was having the army of 4000 sikhs. A big battle was fought here. Bhai Jetha died here in the battle. GURU SAHIB won the battle. GURU SAHIB got a well digged up and creamated all the dead soldiers here.

On the other side Mughals suffered heavy casualties and fled back to Lahore leaving behind the dead and wounded. Guru Sahib built a tank called Gurusar to mark the victory,\\\\\\\" said Chattar Singh, a villager. In memory of those killed in the battle a memorial, Shahid Ganj, was built opposite to the main gurudwara. Next to the memorial is a centuries old Beri\\\\\\\' tree, where Guru\\\\\\\'s Afghan horses were tied. Here devotees tie a thread on the branches of the tree for the fulfillment of their wishes.Thousands of devotees visit this place today. \\\\\\\"We have an ardent belief in this holy spot. Villagers here don\\\\\\\'t cut their hair or shave their beard because it\\\\\\\'s a symbol of Sikh\\\\\\\'s courage and bravery,\\\\\\\" said Ranjeet Kaur, a villager. \\\\\\\"The entire village organizes an annual fair in remembrance of the sacrifice of our ancestors. They have done a lot for us. All wishes are fulfilled here. We are very grateful to our ancestors. I feel very lucky to have taken birth in this village and I hope that I will be born again in this village in my next birth,\\\\\\\" said Satnam Singh, a villager. Guru Hargobind named this place Gurusar\\\\\\\' and declared it a place of pilgrimage. The old building constructed by Maharaja Hira Singh of Nabha in 1843 was replaced during the 1980s by the successors of Gurmukh Singh Sewawale. Gurudwara Gurusar Mehraj today as a memorial of the Sikh bravery.

Second Story
The Seventh Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Har Rai Ji visited this place during his journey of Malwa region. During Guru Ji\\\\\\\'s stay, Baba Kala Ji along with his nephews Baba Phul Ji and Baba Sandali Ji came to seek Guru Ji\\\\\\\'s blessings. Guru Ji blessed them by Saying that Baba Kala Ji would become a King of the States if he continues to follow Sikhism. If he or his descendants left the path of Sikhism and indulged in drug addiction, all the Kingdom would be lost. The Phulkian States of Nabha, Patiala and Jind were founded and ruled by the descendants of Baba Phul Ji.

State : Punjab
Other Pilgrimages of Punjab are :
     Anandpur Sahib
     Bhai Rupa
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