JOGA, village 19 km north of Mansa (29°59`N, `75°23`E), in Mansa district of the Punjab, has a historical shrine dedicated to Guru Tegh Bahadur. According to local tradition, the village was not in existence when the Guru visited these parts. He encamped at the site now marked by Gurdwara Patshahi IX, half a kilometre east of presentday vil lage of Joga. No one noticed the Guru`s presence. It was only when he prepared to leave, that Jugraj, the local chief, came to offer obeisance. He requested the Guru to stay a little longer. Guru Tegh Bahadur said, “Establish a village on that mound.

The site is invulnerable.” Jugraj founded the habitation as directed and named it Joga after his son. A memorial platform was also constructed where Guru Tegh Bahadur had sat. This was later replaced by a gurudwara. The present building, in the middle of a oneacre walled compound entered through a high gateway flanked by rows of rooms, comprises a square domed sanctum at one end of a spacious hall. The sanctum is supported by four grooved octagonal columns while another four pillars, cylinderical in shape, support the rest of the hall. The Gurdwara owns 20 acres of land and is administered by the ShiromanT Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee through a local committee.

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