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THANESAR (Kurukshetra) (29058`N, 76050`E) is an ancient pilgrim centre of the Hindus. Devotees from all over India have since time immemorial been forgathering here for a dip in the holy lakes, especially on the occasion of solar eclipse. Several of the Sikh Gurus also visited the place to preach to...
SIOKE, or Sihoke, village in Daska subdivision of Sialkot district in Pakistan, had a Sikh shrine, Gurdwara Chhota Nankana, conimeniorating Guru Nanak`s visit. At the time of his visit, the village was known as Bharoval and, according to local tradition, he put up here with a devotee named Bhai Rupa....
PAKPATAN, a tahsil town in Sahiwal (Montgomery) district of Pakistan, is known for the tomb of the famous Sufi saint Shaikh Farid ud Din Shakarganj (1173-1266). Guru Nanak visited Pakpatan during his travels through that part of the country. At the time of that visit he fell into a discourse...
NANAK, by Ksitish Chakravarty, is a versified biography of Guru Nanak (1469-1539) in Bengali. The author, a lawyer by profession, was of a devout temperament. He was attracted to the teaching of Guru Nanak whom he hails as an harbinger of the bhakti movement, spreading the gospel of love and...
NADA SAHIB, Gurdwara Patshahi Dasvin, situated at the end of a narrow spur of soft sandy rocks of the Sivalik foothills, on the left bank of the river Ghaggar, about 10 km east of Chandigarh (30°44`N, 76°46`E), commemorates the visit of Guru Gobind Singh, who halted here while travelling from...
MUZANG, now part of Lahore in Pakistan, was, during the seventeenth century, a village about 2.5 km south of the old city. Guru Hargobind (1595-1644) stopped here for some time during his visit to Lahore. Gurdwara Chheviri Patshahi, later built here to commemorate the Guru`s visit, was affiliated to the...
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