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Gurudwara Chota Nanakiana at Seokey Distt Sialkot


Seokey is a village in Sialkot District. It is at a distance of 10 km from Daska. Wagons leaving Daska reach this village via Jaserwala. Pasrur road also runs through the village. The holy shrine of Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Ji in this village was known as Chota Nanakiana., Sat Gur was carried away by the love of perfect and pure Sikhs and he had made a brief soJ'ourn at this place while on his way from Pasrur to Eminabad. 16 ghumaon of land is assigned to Gurdwara by the village. A big fair used to be organised on 25-26th of Har. The village was known as Bherowal at the time of Guru Dev Ji's visit. Guru Ji stayed in a grove of bair trees outside the village which stands to date. There is now a graveyard in this grove of jujube trees. There used to be a Gurdwara near the place where Guru Ji had stayed. This Gurdwara has collapsed. When the writer went to this place on the 4th of May 1997 it was a field of blooming sunflower.


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