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Gurudwara Mai Kaulan Da Asthan

Gurudwara Mai Kaulan Da Asthan is on the bank of the Kaulsar tank, both the tank as well as the shrine sharing the name Kaulan. Kaulan was, according to tradition, the daughter (slave-girl, according to some sources) ofRustam Khan, Qazi ofMuzang, a suburb of Lahore. She was of a religious bent of mind from the very beginning and, as she grew up, she became acquainted with the teachings of the Gurus and turned a devotee of Guru Hargobind. Her father did not quite approve of this and subjected her to the harshest treatment to dissuade her from the path she seemed to be carving for herself. But she remained adamant and fled home to seek refuge with Guru Hargobind at Amritsar. Gurdwara Mai Kaulan da Asthan, as the name signifies, marks the site of the house where she lived. After a few years she shifted to Kartarpur, nearJalandhar, where she died in 1629. The tank Kaulsar was got excavated by Guru Hargobind for Kaulan's convenience. It was rain-fed and remained neglected until desilted, cleaned and reno-vated in 1872 and connected to the hansli, or water channel bringing waters of the River Ravi to the Amritsar sarovars, in 1884. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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