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Gurudwara Chowa Sahib at Rohtas Distt Jhelum


 

Gurudwara Chowa Sahib at Rohtas Distt Jhelum

The sacred site of Gurdwara Chowa Sahib is showing its splendour outside Kabuli Darwaza (gate) of Rohtas fort on the river bank of River Ghan. Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Ji arrived here from Tila Jogian. At that time the place was unpopulated. He started the water to flow a spring using his stick. Water spring is called "Chowa" hence this place was got the name of Chowa Sahib. Later Slier Shah built a magnificent fort and this place came outside Kabuli gate. Even today the residents of the fort use the water of this spring. The present building was constructed in 1834 at the command of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It is a beautiful building with River Ghan on one side and the fort on the other with forest around the remaining sides. The access to the building is from inside the fort The shrine presents fascinating natural beauty surrounded by Ghan Nadi, fort, large trees and underbush.
Fort Rohtas is a famous historical place in Jehlum district. To reach the fort one has to travel by buses made out of army trucks. It is 6 kilometers from Dina. Dina is a Railway Station on LahorePeshawar railway line. Dina is also a bus stop on the GT road.
Maharaja Ranjit Singh assigned 27 ghumaon of land and Rs 260 to it. Fair is held on the 15th of Kattak Suddi.

Acknowledgements:

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

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