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Guru Amar Das Ji Fetching water


(Guru) Amar Das Ji filling water in a gagar (brass pitcher) from the river Beas early in the morning for Guru Angad Dev Ji to bathe with.

(Guru) Amar Das ji took up residence at Gowindwal at the request of Guru Angad Dev Ji. Early each morning (Guru) Amar Das Ji would fill a gagar of water and walk all the way to Khadur for Guru Ji's bathing. Then would walk all the way back but never turning his back towards Guru Angad Dev Ji. Thus (Guru) Amar Das Ji served Guru Angad Dev Ji for twelve years. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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