LAKHNAUR, 10 km south of Ambala City (30"23`N, 76"47`E), was the ancestral village of Mata Gujari, mother of Guru Gobind Singh. Returning in 1670 to Patna after his long eastern journey, Guru Tegh Bahadur asked his family to travel straight to Lakhnaur, while he himself made a detour and went
BISHAN KAUR, mother of Mata Gujari and wife of Lal Chand, was a woman gifted with good looks and fortune. Both husband and wife were the devoted Sikhs of Guru Hargobind. They were among the guests assembled to witness the nuptial ceremonies of Suraj Mall, son of Guru Hargobind.
MANI MAJRA is an old town, 2 km east of Chandigarh (30Â°44`N, 76Â°47`E). After the death of Baba Ram Rai at Dehra Dun in 1687, one of his wives, Mata Raj Kaur, settled in Mani Majra. The following year, Guru Gobind Singh returning from Paonta Sahib to Anandpur Sahib,
CHAUPA SINGH (d. 1724), earlier name Chaupati Rai, was a prominent Sikh in the retinue of Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-75) and then of Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708). He was born in a Chhibbar (Brahman) family of Kariala, a village in Jehlum district, now in Pakistan. His grandfather, Gautam, had
MANI SINGH, BHAI (d. 1737), scholar and martyr, came, according to Kesar Singh Chhibbar, his contemporary, of a Kamboj family, and according to some later chroniclers, following Giani Gian Singh, Panth Prakash, of a DullatJatt family of Kamboval village (now extinct), near Sunam (30Â°7`N, 75"48`E), in Sarigrur district of
DALLA, an old village, 6 km southeast of Sultanpur Lodhi (31Â° 13`N. 75Â° 12`E) in Kapurthala district of the Punjab, is one of the oldest centres of the Sikh faith. It had a flourishing sangat a fact which has been noted by Bhai Gurdas in one of his Varan.
MANSA DEVI, MATA (d. 1569), wife of Guru Amar Das (1479-1574), was the daughter of Bhai Dev Chand, a Bahil Khatri of Sankhaira, a small town in Sialkot district (now in Pakistan). Her marriage to (Guru) Amar Das took place on 11 Magh 1559 Bk/ 8 January 1503, but
DARAULI BHAI, Bhai ki Darauli, or simply Darauli, village 14 km west of Moga (30Â°48`N, 75Â° 10`E), in Faridkot district is sacred to Guru Hargobind who stayed here for fairly long periods on more than one occasion. His brotherinlaw, Bhai Sam Das, the husband of Mata Damodari`s elder sister,
MIHRA, BHAI, a resident of Bakala, now called Baba Bakala in Amritsar district of the Punjab, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind. According to Gurbilds Chhevin Pdtshdhi, he built a new house and took avow not to live in it until the Guru had once
DELHI, also called Dilli (28Â° 40`N. 77Â° 13`E), the capital of India, is also connected with Sikh history. The first, sixth, eighth, ninth and tenth Gurus visited it. Mata Sundari and Mata Sahib Devari, consorts of Guru Gobind Singh, stayed here for a long time before and after the
MATA JIT KAUR SAHIB GURUDWARA, ANANDPUR Guru Gobind Singh Sahib\'s first wife Mata Jit Kaur died at Anandpur Sahib on December 5,1700. She was cremated in the outskirts of Chakk-Nanaki in the boundary of the village of Agamgarh. Some one constructed a platform at the site where she had
FATEH SINGH, SAHIBZADA (1699-1705), the youngest of Guru Gobind Singh`s four sons, was born to Mata Jitoji at Anandpur on 25 February 1699. After the death of his mother, on 5 December 1700, he was brought up under the care of his grandmother, Mata Gujari, with whom he remained
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