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HADIABAD, village 1.5 km west of Phagwara (31°14`N, 75°46`E) in Kapurthala district of the Punjab, claims a historical shrine, Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahl, dedicated to Guru Hargobind, who visited here during his brief sojourn at Phagwara in 1635. Guru Har Rai is also said to have visited the site. The present...
HADIAYA or Handiaya, village 6 km southwest of Barnala (30°22`N, 75°32`E) in Sangrur district of the Punjab, is sacred to Guru Tegh Bahadur. According to local tradition, the Guru came here in 1722 Bk/ AD 1665 and sat in a grove near a pond. The villagers at first paid no...
HAFIZABAD (32°4`N, 73"41`E), a sub divisional town in Gujrariwala district of Pakistan, claimed a historical Sikh shrine commemorating the visit of Guru Hargobind, who stopped here briefly travelling back from Kashmir in 1620. Gurdwara Chhevih Patshahi, as it was known, remained affiliated to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee until 1947...
Haimanchal, Himachala (HIMALAYAS, HIVALAY) If the body is wasted away in Haimanchal (Himalayas), still the malady of the mind persists (Sri Raga M. l, p. 62) Though one may go to millions of pilgrim stations, one may waste away his body in Hivalay (Himalayas), he cannot equal the merk of...
HAKIM RAI, DIWAN (1803-1868), whose forebears had served the Kanhaiya chiefs, was born the son of Kashi Ram in 1803. In 1824, he joined the army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, but soon rose to the high civilian office of diwan. He became tutor to Karivar Nau Nihal Singh, the Maharaja`s...
HAKTMPUR, a village 9 km southeast of Banga (31"11`N, 76"E) in Jalandhar, district of the Punjab, claims a historical shrine called Gurdwara Nanaksar, sacred to Guru Nanak (1469-1539), who, according to local tradition, once halted here travelling from Kartarpur (Ravi). Guru Har Rai, Nanak VII, (1630-61) also visited this village...
Ham Hindu Nahin, by Bhai Kahn Singh, lit. "We, i.e. Sikhs, are not Hindus," is a clear-cut declaration of Sikh identity registered by a Sikh scholar and intellectual towards the close of the nineteenth century. The statement constitutes the basic dictum of the book which appeared under this challenging title...
HAMDARD, SADHU SINGH (1918 - 1984) Hamdard, Sadhu Singh was double-barrelled journalist, excelling in both Urdu and Punjabi and an innovative poet, who carried in his name the psudonym 'Hamdard', "sharing with all the pangs of their hearts," "friendly towards all," was born in 1918 in a peasant family of...

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