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RARA, village 16 km from Doraha (30° 48`N, 76° 2`E) in Ludhiana district, is sacred to Guru Hargobind. According to local tradition, the Guru, when out for the chase during his stay at Ghurani in 1631, would sometimes halt for rest under a banyan tree here. The tree withered away...
RANG DAS, BHAI. a Bhandari Khatri of Gharuan, an old village in Ropar district of the Punjab, was a prominent Sikh of the time of Guru Amar Das. He had been a follower of Bairagi sddhus until he met Bhai Paro, whose example led him to embrace the Sikh faith....
PHUNHK, plural of phunha, a word derived from the Sanskrit punha meaning `again`, is the name of a poetic metre in which a particular term or phrase occurs repeatedly in each chhand or may be in each verse of a poem; in the Guru Granth Sahib it is the title...
MUNIARPUR, a small village in Kurukshetra district of Haryana, 13 km east of Thanesar (29°58`N, 76°50`E) is sacred to the memory of Guru Tegh Bahadur who stayed here for a night while on his way from Kurukshetra to Duddhi and Bani Badarpur. A low platform was erected on the site...
GUNIKE, village 12 km south of Nabha (30°22`N, `76°9`E), in Patiala district, has a historical Gurdwara, dedicated to Guru Tegh Bahadur. Situated on the south eastern outskirts of the village, the Gurdwara marks the site where the Guru once stayed on the bank of a pond called Siddhari Vali Dhab,...
DIWAN KHANA GURUDWARA, LAHORE:This Gurdwara is situated near Chuni Mandi chowk, close to the birth place of Guru Ram Das ji. The Guru\'s ancestors belonged to Lahore. At the time of the marriage of one the sons his elder brother, Sahari Mal, the Guru asked his son (Guru) Arjan Dev...
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