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Gurudwara Ajnianwala Distt Sheikhpura


This sacred shrine is present even today in the settlement of Ajnianwala. Many families are settled in it now. This place was built by Surjan Das Khatri and "Surjan Dasia" sect draws its name from him. Samadhs outside the Gurdwara belong to Surjan Das, Athal Das and two of their disciples. The Granth compiled by Surjan Das is known, as "Ajat Granth". Fair used to be held in Chaiter.

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Text and photographs:Historical Sikh Shrines in Pakistan : Iqbal Qaiser
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