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Gurdwara Gangsar- Jaitu


This place was sanctified by Guru Gobind Singh. A Gurdwara sacred to his memory stands to the west of the town. A tank close by is known as Gangsar. It is believed that the Guru came across a pilgrim on the way to Ganges and convinced him that a dip in the tank at Jaitu would deliver him similar benefits. It is for that reason that tank is called Gangsar. Gurdwara Gangsar, became famous during Akali agitation, during British regime. The Government interrupted the Akhand Path, on account of which, the Jaitu Morcha was commenced on September 14, 1924. Many Sikh volunteers laid down their lives as martyrs. Pt. Jawharlal Nehru, along with -Dr. Gidwani, was arrested here. Ultimately the British Government had to relent. Another Gurdwara Tibbi Sahib, to the north of Jaitu, pertains to the visit of the tenth Guru. It was here that he shot some arrows and enquired a Brar Jat name Khana, "What village is this?" Khana replied, "It is not a village. Only few hamlets of Jaitu Khana are spread out here and there." The Guru blessed, "It will be a big place in time to come." The above words of the Guru are believed to be behind the present prosperity of Jaitu.
From Jaitu Guru Gobind Singh passed through many villages, on way to Muktsar. His devotees, have built shrine, in each village graced by him. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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