MUNAK (29Â°49`N, 75Â°53`E), an old village lying between the River Ghaggar and the PatranJakhal link road, in Sangrur district of the Punjab, has a historical shrine, called Gurdwara Akalgarh Patshahi IX. The name Akalgarh derives from the Akalgarh Fort constructed at Munak by Maharaja Amar Singh of Patiala (1748-82).
PATTIDARI, lit. cosharing or shareholding, was, like mislddri, a system of land tenure during the Sikh period. The basic principle was traceable to the time honoured institution of joint family and inheritance of property in equal shares by descendants (male only) whenever a division took place, the rule of primogeniture
RANI MAJRA, a village in Patiala district, 16 km northeast of Ambala city (30Â°23`N, 76Â° 47`E), claims a historical shrine dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh who, according to local tradition, came here as a child from Lakhnaur. A simple platform, constructed where the Guru had halted about 200 metres
BARNA, village in Kurukshetra district of Haryana, about 20 km southwest of Kurukshetra (29Â° 58`N, 76Â° 50`E), is sacred to Guru Tegh Bahadur who once stopped here while journeying from Kaithal to Kurukshetra. Local tradition recalls the story of a peasant who waited upon him and to survey whose
RUPANA. village 7 km south of Muktsar (30Â° 29"N. 74Â° 31`E) in Muktsar district of the Punjab, is sacred to Guru Gobind Singh who, according to local tradition, arrived here on 28 Baisakh 1762-25 April 1706 after the battle of Khidrana, now Muktsar. Gurdwara Gurusar Patshahi X, commemorating the
BELA SINGH, BHAI (1865-1921), son of Bhai Mayya and Mai Raji, a Saini Sikh couple, was born at Kartarpur in Jalandhar district. The family originally belonged to Faridkot state, from where Bela Singh`s grandfather, Bhai Sobha, had migrated to Kartarpur where he served in Guru ka Larigar run by
SAUNTI, an old village 2 km northeast of Amioh (30"36`N, 76"14`E), in Fatehgarh Sahib district, claims a historical shrine called Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib. It is situated in the open fields over a kilometre to the east of the village and is approached through a cart track going
CHATUR DAS, PANDIT, a learned Brahman of Varanasi. who engaged Guru Nanak in a discourse during his visit to the city. He was intrigued by the Guru`s apparel which was neither of a householder nor of a hermit. As relates the Puratan Janam Sakhi, he questioned him, "What faith
Singh, Navtej was the son of the well-known Punjabi writer, Gurbakhsh Singh. He did his M.A. in Psychology, and started his career as a political journalist and remained so till his death. He was co-editor of the journal Prit lari and took over its complete charge as editor after
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