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RAM SINGH, a holy man maintaining a dharamsala at Zahura, near Tanda, in Hoshiarpur district, assisted Bhai Maharaj Singh, the leader of the anti British rebellion of 1848-49, not only by lodging him and his followers in his dharamsala but also introducing him to several influential...
VAR BHERE Kl PATSHAHl 10 is an anonymous poem in Punjabi describing the battle of Anandpur, Guru Gobind Singh`s engagement with the pursuing host after he had evacuated Anandpur, and finally die battle of Chamkaur. The view has been expressed that dlis Varis the original version of another poem entitled...
SRI GUR TIRATH SANGRAHI (Sri = honoured; gur= Gurus of the Sikh faith ; tirath = places of pilgrimage ; sangrahi = collection) by Pandit Tara Singh Narotam, lists places across the country hallowed by the visits of the Gurus and their families. The work, written in Gurmukhi script was...
PHIRIA, BHAI, also referred to as Phira and Phera, a Katara Khatri of Mirpur in Jammu and Kashmir, was a devoted Sikh of the lime of Guru Amar Das. The Guru appointed him to a manfi to preach Sikhism in his native country`. Bhai Phiria had a melodious voice and...
LAKHAN MAJRA, a village in Rohtak district of Haryana, has a historical shrine, Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib, commemorating the visit of Guru Tegh Bahadur who, halted here while travelling from Jind to Delhi. A single roomed shrine marked the site until after 1947 when immigrants from Pakistan to Delhi and...
BANARASI DAS. alias Banarasi Babu, who professed to be a Kuka Sikh, was originally a resident of Allahabad. Widely travelled, he had been to England in 1885-86 where he had met the deposed Maharaja Duleep Singh. On his return from England he went to Nepal, the favoured resort of the...
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