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Gurudwara Chhevin Patshahi, Amar Saddhu, Distt Lahore

Amar Saddhu is a very big bus stop on the Lahore-Ferozpur road. The railway station is Kot Lakhpat. The sacred shrine of Guru Hargobind is located in the eastern side of the village. It is also known as Gurdwara Bibi Kaulan. Guru Dev Ji had come here from Guru Mangat and stayed here for some time with Bibi Kaulan.
In the beginning it was a simple Gurdwara, then in Samvat 1979 Sir Ganga Ram, with the initiative of Bhai Mohan Singh Akali, got the Gurdwara and its well repaired. 17 kanals of land is endowed to Gurdwara Sahib in this village. Fair is held in the month of Saawan. The condition of Gurdwara is good but the tank is in the process of destruction. The graves of a pir and his horse have been constructed within the compound of Gurdwara.

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

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