Sunday, October 23, 2016
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Gurudwara Bhai Bahilon Ji Sahib Village Phapre Bhaike

This Gurdwara Sahib marks the site of birth of Bhai Bahilon Ji. In 1553 A.D. at the time of construction of Harmandir Sahib, Guru Arjan Dev Ji made a call to the Sangat to set up brick kilns and bring bricks for the construction of Sarovar Sahib. Bhai Bahilon Ji, a devoted Sikh was keen to make the best bricks for Harmandir Sahib. He went from place to place to find the method for making the best bricks. He was told that if filth were added to the kiln, it would improve the quality of the bricks. Therefore he collected filth from wherever he could lay his hands on. When everyone presented the bricks before Guruji, he found that bricks made by Bhai Bahilon Ji, were ultra red and of best quality. Bhai Bahilon Ji himself being smeared with mud stayed behind and was hesitating to come forward. Guruji then went closer and hugged Bhai Bahilon Ji and said “Bhai Bahilon sab to pahilon” (Bhai Bahilon you are the first, then all). Prakash divas of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Shahidi divas of Guru Arjan Dev Ji are the main events over here. Accommodation: There is a Sarai of ten rooms where pilgrims can stay.

Location :
Gurdwara Bhai Bahilon Ji Sahib is situated in village Phapre Bhai Ke in the Mansa district of Punjab. It is 8 kms. from Budlada and 9 kms. from Bhiki and 12 kms. from Mansa. It is situated at a distance of 2.5 km from Narinderpur railway station. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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