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SARHALA (popularly known as Sarhala Rannuan), village 12 km west of Bahga (31`1 I`M, 76"E) in Jalandhar district of the Punjab, has within its revenue limits a historical shrine, Gurdwara Gurplah Panj Tahli, dedicated to Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-75), who stayed here once during a journey through the Doaba country....
SAMAO, also pronounced Samhao, a village 2 km north of Bhikhi (30° 3`N, 75° 33`E) in Bathinda district of the Punjab, has a historical shrine called Gurdwara Patshahi Nauvin. It is said that, as Guru Tegh Bahadur was once travelling from Khiva towards Samao and Bhikhi, he was informed that...
SAMANA (30`11 `N, 76"11`E), an old historic town 30 km southwest of Patiala, was visited by Guru Tegh Bahadur, who arrived here from Saifabad, now Bahadurgarh. A troop of imperial soldiers had been in pursuit of him and, to afford him a safe asylum, Muhammad Bakhsh, a local Muslim noble...
SALOK MAHALLA 9, i.e. slokas of the composition of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Nanak IX, form the concluding portion of the Guru Granth Sahib, preceding Guru Arjan`s Mundavam (GG, 142629). These slokas are intoned as part of the epilogue when bringing to a close a reading of the Guru Granth Sahib...
SAIF UDDIN MAHMUD, also called Saif Khan (d.1685), a high ranking noble in the reign of Aurangzib, was a man of religious disposition which, earned him the popular title of Faqirullah, meaning a holy man of God. His father, Tarbiat Khan, had been a Bakhshi or paymaster under Emperor Shah...
SAHIB GANJ (2513N, 87"38`E), a town in Santhal Pargana district of Bihar, was visited by Guru Tegh Bahadur in 1666. He is said to have stayed here at the Old Nanak Shahi Sangat, commemorating Guru Nanak`s visit in the early sixteenth century. The Sangat still exists. The Guru Granth Sahib...

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World Gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras.

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