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AMAR SIDDHU,

AMAR SIDDHU, village 13 km southeast of Lahore along the LahoreKasur road, is sacred to Guru Hargobind (1595-1644), who once visited here travelling from Guru Mangat close to Lahore. Gurdwara Patshahi VI, established to commemorate the visit, was outside the village to the east of it. The building, constructed by Rai Bahadur Sir Ganga Ram in 1922, was a domed structure in the middle of a small garden. The Gurdwara was affiliated to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and was administered by the local managing committee of Lahore city. The shrine was abandoned at the time of mass migrations caused by the partition of the Punjab in 1947.

BAHIRVAL,

BAHIRVAL, village in Chuniari tahsil (subdivision) of Lahore district of Pakistan, is sacred to Guru Arjan( 1563-1606), who once visited it during his travels in these parts. According to tradition, as the Guru arrived here from Jambar in the north, he met a poor peasant, Hema, at a well just outside the village and asked him for water to drink. Bhai Hema said, "The water of this well is brackish and not fit to drink. But I shall run to the village and fetch sweet water for you." "No, brother," said the Guru, "You should not take the trouble.

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CHAHAL,

CHAHAL, 15 km southeast of Lahore, was the ancestral village of Mata Tripta, mother of Guru Nanak. This was the birthplace of Bibi Nanaki, Guru Nanak`s sister. Guru Nanak visited the village on several occasions. Gurdwara Dera Chahal, which marked the house of the Guru`s maternal grandfather, Rama, was under the management of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, but had to be abandoned at the time of the partition of the Punjab in 1947.

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BUCHCHEKE,

BUCHCHEKE, village 15 km southwest of Nankana Sahib in Sheikhupura district of Pakistan, had a historical shrine, Gurdwara Patshahi V, dedicated to Guru Arjan, who once came here from Nankana Sahib during his travels across this region. The Gurdwara was looked after by Nirmala Sikhs. A religious fair used to be held here on the first of Chet (mid March) every year until 1947 when the Gurdwara had to be abandoned in the wake of mass migrations caused by the partition of the Punjab.

DHILVAN

DHILVAN, a small village 5 km east of Barki (31° 28`N, 74° 30`E) in Lahore district, is sacred to Guru Hargobind, Nanak VI. Gurdwara Patshahi VI on the eastern outskirts of the village marked the site where the Guru stayed under a pipal tree during his visit to the village. The shrine had to be abandoned at the time of mass migration of Sikhs from the area at the time of the partition of the Punjab in 1947. M.G.S.

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