NAINA SINGH, AKALI, eighteenth century Nihang warrior esteemed as much for his piety as for his valour. His special title to fame rests on the fact that he was the guardian of the celebrated Akali Phula Singh (1761-1823) whom he trained in the martial arts. Little is known about his
DAMDAMA SAHIB, also known as Talwand Sabo (29Â° 59`N, 75Â° 5`E), a small town 28 km southeast of Bathinda in the Punjab, is sacred to the Sikhs as the seat of one of their five takhts or centres of highest religious authority. Damdama Sahib, place of repose where the
DIP SINGH SHAHID. BABA (1682-1757). founder of the Shahid misi or principality as well as of the Damdami Taksal or Damdama school of Sikh learning, was born in 1682, the son of Bhai Bhagata and Mai Jiuni. a Sikh couple living in Pahuvind, a village 40 km southwest of
DAMDAMA SAHIB GURUDWARA, ANANDPUR It is known as Gurdwara Takht Sahib as well. Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib used to perform the functions of Akal Takht Sahib from this place. It was Diwane-i-Khas. It was also the court of Guru Sahib. Here, Guru Sahib used to receive representatives of different States
JODHAN, village 16 km from Ludhiana (30Â°54`N, 75Â°52`E), has a gurudwara in memory of Guru Gobind Singh. The shrine, called Gurdwara Damdama Sahib PatshahT 10, marks the site where Guru Gobind Singh halted for rest during his journey from Alamgir to Hehrari towards the close of 1705. The present
NIHAL SINGH DAMDAMIAN, 19th century Nirmala saint, a native of Mimsa village of the former princely state of Patiala, received initiation and religious education at the hands of Mahant Dunna Singh, of Uchcha Buriga, a Nirmala sanctuary at Damdama Sahib, Talvandi Sabo, in present day Bathinda district, and became
THATTA, a small village 10 km west of Kapurthala (31022`N, 75022`E) in the Punjab, has a historical shrine, Gurdwara Damdama Sahib, commemorating the visit of Guru Nanak. According to local tradition, Guru Nanak and the guests who constituted his marriage party, on their way from Sultanpur Lodhi to Batala
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