Friday, December 15, 2017
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Gurudwara Sahib - Bhatinda

The city of Bhatinda was also graced by Guru Gobind Singh. He halted at themausoleum of Haji Rattan, a celebrated muslim saint, which was at a distance of two kilometers outside the city. On the site a Gurdwara, called Haji Rattan,stands today in the memory of the Tenth Master. The keeper of the tomb,tried to dissuade the Guru from camping here,on the pretext that it was a haunted place. The Guru disregarding his warning tied his horse to the trunk of 'van' tree. People of Bhatinda met him and begged him to evict the one-eyed cruel ogre living in the fort. The merciful Guru,readily acceeded to the request and forcibly turned out the giant.
 Gurdwara Sahib in Bhatinda qila,.stands at the place where according to tradition the Guru combated the ogre and sent him into flight.
It was in this fort that -first woman ruler of India, Empress Razia Sultana, was imprisoned before being executed.
Today Bhatinda is a leading market of foodgrains and cotton, and -the newlycommissioned Guru Nanak Thermal Power Plant, dominates the horizon. Gurdwara Dam Dama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo is only 35 km south of Bhatinda. The pilgrims come by train to Bhatinda and then proceed to Taiwandi Sabo,by road. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.
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