Sunday, September 25, 2016
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Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi at Makdoom Pur Pahuran, Distt Khanewal

This holy shrine is located between Kabirwala and Khanewal. One can get a train Khanewal and a bus from Kabirwala or Mian Channu to reach this place. Makhdoom Pur Pahuran a well known town on the Multan-Delhi road built by Sher Shah Suri. The, town of Tulamba is at very short distance from Makhdoom Pur Pahuran.
Sat Gur Nanak Dev Ji set out from Pakpattan and reached a place near Tulamba where Sajjan and Gajjan (uncle and nephew) had set up a trap in the form of a caravan inn. They used to rob and> kill the travellers. They made an attempt to trap Guru Nanak Dev Ji but failed. Sat Gur Nanak Dev Ji created this Shabd here.
Bronze is bright and shiny, but when it is rubbed, its blackness appears. Washing it, its impurity is not removed, even i f it is washed a hundred times.
Hearing this Shabd Sajjan, a cut throat, became a friend of Guru. Sajjan's inn was converted into a Gurdwara to commemorate this event. This place is beautifully built. Its boundary runs around in area of two ghumaon with Gurasthan at its centre: There used to be a big tank west of it which has now been levelled. Rooms for the stay of Sangat have been built along the boundary wall. There are green trees, flowery creepers, rose, jasmine and other plants whose flowers blossom all around .
At present Govt Higher Secondary School is housed in this building which enlighten the ignorant.

Bhai Judh Singh, disciple of Sat Guru Har Rai Ji was a resident of this village. This new and beautiful Gurdwara was built by one of his descendants in Samvat 1970. 20 squares of land is endowed to the shrine. Visakhi fair is held.

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

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