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GADIAL, a village in Ropar district of the Punjab about 18 km east of Garhshankar, is sacred to Guru Gobind Singh, who arrived here in 1700 from Khera Kalmot and stayed awhile under a fig tree. A memorial in the form of a small platform built around the fig tree with a 5 metre high Nishan Sahib marks the spot.Gn.S. GAGA, village 2 km west of Lahira (29°56'N, 75°48'E), in Sarigrur district of the Punjab, was visited by Guru Tegh Bahadur during his travels in these parts. According to Sakhi'i Poun, the Guru arrived here for a night's stay. As the Sikhs went out to collect grass for the horses, the landowners chased them away.

The Guru immediately struck camp and proceeded to Gurne Kalan. Landowners, overcome by remorse when they learnt who the visitor was, followed the Guru to make expiation for their misdemeanour. Receiving his pardon, the repentant villagers returned to Gaga and established a manji sahib at die place where the Guru had halted. A gurdwara was raised by one Jawahar Singh in 1848. Seva Singh, a minister in Nabha state, reconstructed it in 1876.

The building was renovated again in 1975. Gurdwara Guru Sar Patshahi IX, as it is now called, is a square hall, with a domed sanctum in tile middle of it. A portion of the older building, a pavilion with a cubicle at either side, still stands forming the southern side of the hall, with the sarovar to the north of the hall. The Gurdwara, provided with 108 acres of land, is administered by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. Special diwans are held on the tenth of the light half of every lunar month and on important Sikh anniversaries. Dussehra, in October, is a festival which is celebrated with great fervour.

References :

1. Malva Desh Ratan di Sakhi Pothi. Amritsar, 1968
2. Tain Singh, .S`n GUI` Tirath Sangrahi. Amritsar, n.d.
3. hakar Singh, Giani, Sri Gurduare Darshan. Amritsar, 1923



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