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SAVAL SINGH, a Randhava Jatt, received the vows of the Khalsa about 1750 and joined the Bhangi misl. He fought for his chief Hari Singh in several of his campaigns. Within a few years he came to possess a large tract of country on the left bank of the Ravi,...
PARIVAR VICHHORA, GURDWARA, situated on the north bank of the rivulet Sarsa, about 12 km north of Ropar (30°58`N, 76° 31`E) in the Punjab, signifies the tragic happenings that followed the evacuation of Anandpur by Guru Gobind Singh. `Parivar Vichhora` literally means `dispersal of the family*. When after the evacuation...
PAINDA KHAN (d. 1844), chief of Darband lying on the eastern bank of the River Indus in a narrow valley, remained in rebellion against the Sikh government from the time Ranjit Singh had occupied Attock in 1813. Unable to expel the Sikh garrisons established at various strategic places, he set...
KARA, situated in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh, on the right bank of the River Gariga, was once a flourishing town and a provincial capital under the Muslim Sultanate and under the Mughals though now it is no more than a large village. Sikh chronicles usually refer to it as...
JASST, also called JassI Bagvali to distinguish it from anotlier village of the same name, is an old village 23 km from Bathinda (30°14`N, 74°59`E). It claims an historical shrine commemorating the visit of Guru Gobind Singh who broke journey here while travelling from Muktsar through Lakkhi Jungle to Talvandl...
CUTTACK (20° 30`N, 85°50`E), one of the principal towns of Orissa, was visited by Guru Nanak during his travels across the country. The local chief Raja Pratap Rudra Dev and many of his subjects received instruction at the hands of the Guru. A commemorative shrine established later by Udasi priests...
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