Monday, September 26, 2016
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Gurudwara Chhevin Patshahi, Damhial, Distt Rawalpindi

This village, known as Damhial, is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from Rawalpin City. Transport to reach this place is available from Raja Bazaar of Rawalpindi City. A Gurdwara Sahib has been established in this village about which Bhai Kahan Singh Ji TJabha writ "Shri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib and Mata Sahib Kaur witnessed the devotion and love with w the two residents of this village, Roacha Mal and Anar Singh, served the Sangat in Anand Pur S They gave them their pair of shoes. One of these shoe is with the descendent of Narayan Singh. shoe of Guru Sahib is plain, 11 inches long and 3 inch wide. The pair of Mata Ji is 9"X3" and it embroidered.
These shoes were kept in the Gurdwara of this village and people used to see them to solace. Now a school is functioning in the building where children receive education. The building beautiful and strong.

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