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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...
With dishevelled hair, they appear terrible. (Bhairo Kabir, p. 1163) The above reference may be in respect of a hag, but it seems to be particulariy about the goddess Kali. Durga, the consort of Shiva assumed the form of Kali, when during her war with the demons, she had to...
GOBINDGARH or Mandi Gobindgarh, an industrial township 9 km west of Sirhind (30°38`N, 76°23`E) has a historical shrine called Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. The Gurdwara commemorates the visit of Guru Hargobind who had made a brief halt here in the course of one of his journeys through Malva...
CHANDURA (CHANURA) Kansa, Kesi and Chandur were not equalled by anyone. They did not comprehend the Lord, therefore they were dishonoured. (Gauri M. l, p. 225) The Beloved Lord creates a child-like Krishna and through him kills Chandura, Kansa and Kesi. (Sorath M. 4, p. 606) He was a wrestler...
CHANDPUR, village connected by a 4km stretch of link road to Ropar Nangal road near Kotia power house, is sacred to Guru Har Rai (1630-61), who came here on visits several times. Gurdwara Guru Har Rai Sahib marking the site of the Guru`s camp is also known as Gurdwara Nira...
BHANGANI, a small village on the right bank of the River Yamuna about 11 km from Paonta (30°25`N, 70°40`E) in Sirmur district of Himachal Pradesh was the scene of a battle between the hill rajas and Guru Gobind Singh. The chiefs taking exception to Guru Gobind Singh`s teaching equalizing all...

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