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Gurudwara and Samadh Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa, Jamrud

Gurudwara and Samadh Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa, Jamrud

This fort called Jamrud is located in the north of Peshawar. It is the place where famous Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa fought valiantly against Afghan army and laid down his life on 19th Visakh, Samvat 1894 (1837 AD). The gurdwara and the samadh of this valiant general is inside Jamrud fort. Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa was born in Samvat 1848 (1791 AD) at Gujranwala to Mata (Mother) Dharam Kaur and Sardar Gurdiyal Singh. He fought his famous battles at Kasur, Multan, Attock, Hazara, Kashmir, Nowshehra, Peshawar and Jamrud. According to Olaf Caroe the Pathan women used to scare their babies by saying "Hariya Raghle" (Hari Singh has come.)


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

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