Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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Gurudwara Chhevin Patshahi, Padhana, Distt Lahore

This Gurdwara is displaying its splendour in the village Padhana, Police Station Burki, district Lahore.

Sixth Guru Hargobind Ji arrived in this village from Dhilvan due to the love and affection of the villagers. During his stay, he talked about Sat Gur Ji with Jalhan Jat, a promineht land lord of the village.

Initially Gurdwara was built in a simple pattern. Sardar Attar Singh of Padhana,the cheif of this village,started the reconstruction of and with the efforts of villagers a beautiful building was erected. A local committee used to arrange for the Langar.

The premises of Gurdwara is now occupied by the refugees from Mewat, the building is in - good condition but it can deteriorate if proper care is not taken.

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