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TOSHAKHANA, from Persian toshakhanah (toshah = food or provisions for journey or food articles in general+ khana = house, store) or tosha khana (toshak = bedding, clothing + khana) means in Punjabi a treasury or secured storehouse for valuables. It is now generally used for the ...
RANI MAJRA, a village in Patiala district, 16 km northeast of Ambala city (30°23`N, 76° 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 north...
HADIABAD, village 1.5 km west of Phagwara (31°14`N, 75°46`E) in Kapurthala district of the Punjab, claims a historical shrine, Gurdwara Chhevin Patshahl, dedicated to Guru Hargobind, who visited here during his brief sojourn at Phagwara in 1635. Guru Har Rai is also said to have visited the site. The present...
DORAHA (30° 48`N, 76° 2`E), an old village along the Grand Trunk Road 20 km east of Ludhiana, claims an historical shrine, Gurdwara Damdama Sahib Patshahi Chhevin, sacred to Guru Hargobind, Nanak VI. According to local tradition, Guru Hargobind encamped here for a night travelling back from the Gwalior Fort....
DIRHBA, an old town 30 km southeast of Sangrur (30° 14`N, 75°50`E) in the Punjab, has a historical shrine commemorating the visit of Guru Tegh Bahadur during the third quarter of the seventeenth century. It is known as Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi IX and is situated on the bank of a...
DHADDE, village 10 km south of Rampura Phul (30° 16`N, 75° 14`E) in Bathinda district of the Punjab, claims a historical shrine, Gurdwara Gurusar Patshahi Nauviri, commemorating the visit of Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-75), who halted here coming from Dikkh (q.v.). The Gurdwara is half a kilometre away from the...
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