RAMEANA, village 10 km west of Jaito (30° 26`N, 74° 53`E) in Faridkot district of the Punjab, is sacred to Guru Gobind Singh, who visited here in December 1705 on his way to Khidrana, now Muktsar. As the Guru reached the village, he, according to Malva Desh Ratan di Sakhi Pothi, saw a man plucking dele, raw berries of kanr tree (Capparis aphylld) commonly used for making pickles, and took a few of them from him. Tasting one and finding it bitter, he told the man to throw away what he had collected.

The man reluctantly threw down a few of the berries. He cast off some more at the Guru`s bidding and some still more as he repeated his words again, pleading each time that he must save a few for his children. “I wanted him to throw away famine and poverty, but he keeps clutching at these,” remarked Guru Gobind Singh as he rode on. Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi X at Rameana at the southwestern edge of the village commemorates Guru Gobind Singh`s visit.

The Guru Granth Sahib is seated on the first floor of a doublestorey building. In front of the main building is a small sarovar. The Gurdwara is endowed with 22 acres of land and is administered by a local committtee under the auspices of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

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