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Gurudwara Manji Sahib, Kaithal

This Gurudwara is dedicated to the Ninth Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji. Guru Tegh Bahadur, after emancipating the sangat of the Malwa region , arrived here from Baher Sahib. The Guru told a carpenter from Bahir, named Malla, that he wanted to go to Kaithal and asked if there was any Sikh devotee there. Malla replied that there were two houses belonging to Banias and one to a Sikh there. On reaching Kaithal, Malla asked Guru ji whose house he would like to go to first. Guru Sahib replied the one that is nearest. Malla took Guru ji to the house of a fellow carpenter, also named Malla, who served the Guru with great devotion. Pleased with his devotion, the Guru told him to light a lamp for 40 days in honor of the Guru's darbar and he would be blessed with a son. The carpenter was blessed with a son in due course and he donated this place to the Gurudwara. On the request of the banias, Guru ji visted their house for lunch. He blessed the spot by saying that kirtan (singing of devotional songs) would be the norm here. This is the site of the Gurudwaras Manji Sahib. Guru ji spent three days preaching the tenets of Sikhism here and then left for village Barne. The birth anniversaries of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji are celebrated with great fervour here

Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Kaithal is situated in Sethan Mohalla, near Hind Cinema. It is very near to the Gita Bhavan will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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