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Gurudwara Pehli Patshahi at Chawli Masaekh, Burewala


burewala This holy shrine is located in Chak No. 317 EB, on the Burewala-Sahoki road. It is also known as Chak Diwan Sahib Chawli Mashaekh or Chak Haji Sher.
The buses going from Burewala Railway Station to Sahoki normally go to this village. The. mazaar of Diwan Haji Sher Mohammad is in this village. His real name was Mahan Chavar. He was the son of Raja of Chunian, Mahi Pal and Rani Chunian. "Kangan Baras" was the name of his sister and the famous town of Kanganpur of Kasur district named after her exists even today. Mahan Chavar died around 730 AD. The Gurdwara of Guru Nanak Dev Ji is half a kilometer from the Mazaar of Mahan Chavar. The people call it "Tapasthan Guru Nanak" even now. Once Akali Singh sevadar (custodian) looked after the shrine but now a Muslim family is performing this duty.


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

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