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Gurudwara Chhevin Patshahi, Bacche Distt Hafizabad

This village called Bacche is within P.S., Tehsil and district Hafizabad. It is ten kilometer east of Kaleke railway station. A metalled road also leads to the village from Hafizabad. This is a tiny village. There is a Gurdwara of Guru Hargobind Ji in ,this village. Sat Guru walked to this village from Vinni and preached Sikh religion for some time. A small Gurdwara was builf which has fallen apart now
The Samadh of Mahant Bharti Das adjacent to Gurdwara stands todate. Bharti Das once went to the 10th Patshah and presented him with a beautiful horse. Guru Ji was pleased and bestowed him with his "dastar (turban) and a copy of Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Both relics remained here upto 1947. Pilgrims used to come from far afar to see them.
Visakhi and Ekadshi fairs used to be held. 110 squares of land is attached to the shrine out of which 40 squares were gifted by Maharaja Ranjit Singh for the management of Langarkhana

Acknowledgements:

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

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