Gurudwara Shri Bhai Manj Ji Sahib, Kangmai


GURUDWARA SHRI MANJ JI SAHIB is situated in the Village Kangmai of Distt Hoshiarpur. Bhai Manjh Ji was born in the 17th century according to the Bikrami Sammat.Jahangir was the fourth emperor of the Mughal empire. The Fifth GURU SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI sat on the Gurgaddi started by SHRI GURU NANAK DEV JI & used to stay at Shri Amritsar which was settled by the fourth GURU SAHIB. Bhai Ji's earlier name was "Tiratha" & Bhai Ji was a devotee of the Sakhi Sarvar. Bhai Ji was a wealthy person. Bhai Ji wanted to take a shelter under some godly person so that he could attain inner peace. Following this Bhai Ji along with a sikh troupe reached Amritsar and met the fifth GURU SAHIB where Bhai Ji asked GURU SAHIB for a blessing of a name. GURU JI told him that it is very difficult to follow Gurmukhi, you would need to abandon all your wealth. Bhai Teertha Ji kept asking to be blessed with a name. After going through a lot of difficulties & tests by the GURU, the day came for the GURU's immense blessings. One day Teeratha Ji was going through a jungle with logs of wood with him required for the community kitchen. due to strong winds, he fell into a well. The fifth GURU got to know about it through His splendid powers. GURU SAHIB reached there along with his followers and ordered Teeratha Ji to come out of the well & throw away the wood. But Teeratha Ji requested that the wood would go wet & the community kitchen would not run without it. The followers firstly took the wood out & then took Bhai Ji out. At that time, GURU ARJAN DEV JI took Bhai Ji in his arms & said (Manjh Piara Guru Ko, Guru Manjh Piara | Manjh Guru Ka Bohitha, Jag Langanhara | ) From now you are not Teeratha, you are Manjh, You are Bohitha meaning that you are very close to me. Your name would be remembered by everyone. Whoever comes to this place & offer prayers, his desires would be fulfilled. SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI gave a loh (A big iron plate to bake Chapatis) to Bhai Manjh Ji for the community kitchen which is installed at Gurudwara Gaddi Baba Manjh Ji Kang Mai. This village was settled by Bhai Manjh Ji.The festival of Maghi is celebrated to mark the birth of Bhai Manjh Ji.

Gurudwara Shri Bhai Manj Ji Sahib, Kangmai
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    Village :- Kangmai, Distt :- Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India

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