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Today in Sikh History – 18th November


18th November

1920

Gurudwara Punja Sahib came under control of Tat Khalsa on the death of the existing Mahant.

1949

Government of India took over administration of PEPSU.

1966

SGPC established Gurudwara Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabho (Bathinda), as Guru Khalsa’s fifth Takhat.

==> DAMDAMA SAHIB: a tower marking Guru Sahib’s residence. The religious places known with this name include:

  1. A famous place near village Sabhoki Talwandi, Riyasat Patiala, Njamat Barnala, Tehsil Bathinda, Thana Rama. This place is also known as "Kanshi of Sikhs". Because of Dhalae Sikhs’s affection Guru Kalgidhar residing at this location for nine and half month. Mata Sundari Ji and Mata Sahib Kaur, along with Bhai Mani Singh Ji came to visit Guru Sahib at this location. It is this location where Kalgidhar Patshah recited the entire Sri Guru Granth Sahib for final compilation. Tirlok Singh and Ram Singh of Phul family were baptised into the Khalsa order by Guru Sahib on this location. Guru Sahib’s blessing of rivers for flourishing the surrounding forest was also granted here. Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed was installed as the first Mahant of a newly-estabablished Gurudwara at this location.

    Vaisakhi is celebrated annually here. Sant Attar Singh Ji dedicate a major portion of his efforts to the upkeep of this Gurudwara. Damdama Sahib is considered a center for Gurmat scholars and writers.

  2. Historical place of Guru Amardas Ji, half a mile from village Kanwan, where Guru Sahib used to collect the Bias river water for Guru Angad Patshah’s bathing.
  3. Sixth Patshah’s resident, where Guru Hargobind Ji rested after hunting a pig. This place south of Vadali.
  4. The place where, Sri Guru Hargobind Patshah used to organize his diwan.
  5. Historical place of Guru Hargobind Patshah, in a garden near Unnae.
  6. Place of Guru Har Rai’s diwan in Kiratpur.
  7. Guru Tegh Bahadhur’s Damdama in Dhubadhi Nagar, Assam, which is on the banks of Brahamputar river.
  8. Guru Tegh Bahadhur’s resting place in Maalmandhi, Amritsar. Guru Sahib rested at this place for sometime before departing Amritsar.
  9. Guru Gobind Singh’s resting place in Anandpur.
  10. A historical place of Guru Gobind Singh ji in Delhi.

-Ref. Mahan Kosh pp. 620-1

1983

Four Hindu passengers were murdered near Naushara Puniya.

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