RAUNI, village 22 km southwest of Khanna (30Â°42`N, 76Â° 13`E) in Ludhiana district of the Punjab, has a historical shrine, Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib, commemorating the visit of Guru Hargobind. Foundation of the present building, which replaced an old memorial platform, was laid on 11 Maghar 1976 Bk/ 25
RAILI, a small village 12 km from Sirhind (30Â° 37`N. 76Â° 23`E) in Fatehgarh Sahib district, claims a historical shrine dedicated to the Ninth Guru. Before 1947 Rail! was predominantly a Muslim village, with only a few Kamboj Sikh families. These Sikhs maintained a platform as a memorial to Guru
NANAKIANA SAHIB, GURDWARA, near the village of Mangval, 4 km east of Sangrur (30Â° 14`N, 75Â° 50`E) in the Punjab, is sacred to Guru Nanak and Guru Hargobind. When Guru Nanak came here in the early sixteenth century, the village of Mangval was, according to local tradition, closer to the
MANJI, derived from the Sanskrit mancha and manchaka meaning a stage, platform, raised seat, dais, throne, beadstead, or a couch, has a special connotation in Sikh tradition. Ordinarily, a manji, in Punjabi, means a cot, especially of the simple, stringed variety. Social manner in India requires that when more than
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