Guru Ki Maseet Sahib, Sri Hargobindpur



This city is blessed with sacred visit of SRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI and SRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI. In 1687 during monsoon days, SRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB JI crossing beas camped here while coming from kartapur sahib. Earlier this place was inhabited by SRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI in 1644, but later it was occupied by Chandu Shah and Bhagwan Das Khatri.

When SRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB camped at place where Gurdwara Shri Granthian Sahib is situated, Bhagwan Das opposed GURU SAHIB and spoke bad words. Due to which the Sikhs taking permission from GURU SAHIB, thrashed him and threw in the river. After hearing the news of his father, Gherd's son Ratan Chand and Chandu's son Karam Chand complained to Sube Abdul Khan of Jalandhar. Accepting their request, Abdul Khan attacked GURU SAHIB with an army of 15,000. There was a terrible war in this area for three days, In which Abdul Khan and his son Nabi Bakhsh and five generals were killed. GURU SAHIB came at place where Gurdwara Shri Damdama Sahib is situated, opened his waist and took rest. Since then the name of that place came to be Damdama Sahib. Bhai Jattu ji Bhai Mathra ji Bhai Nano ji Bhai Shaktu ji, Sikhs of GURU SAHIB were martyred in this war. GURU SAHIB himself performed the last rites of martyred Sikhs, and also buried the Turks by digging a pit and built a beautiful platform on it.

It was here that GURU SAHIB gave a sermon to Jani Shah Ji and he also received Sikhi Dharan. It is from here that GURU SAHIB sent Bhai Garia ji and other Sikhs for preaching. GURU SAHIB built a beautiful city here. In the city, got Maseet built for muslim sangat along with 40 wells. As GURU SAHIB got it built since then this place was know as GURU KI MASEET. Baba Budha Ji and Bhai Gurdas Ji came here to see GURU SAHIB. After GURU SAHIB's name this city was named Hargobindpur It is from here that Baba Budha ji went to Ramdas in his last days.

Guru Ki Maseet Sahib, Sri Hargobindpur
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  • Guru Har Gobind Sahib Ji


Sri Hargobindpur, Distt Gurdaspur, Punjab, India

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