Friday, May 16, 2008

Gurdwara Gau Ghat


Gurdwara Gau Ghat Sahib comes before Takht Sri Harmandar Ji, Patna Sahib. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Maharaj Ji came to village Bisambharpur to see Bhagat Jaita Mal Ji. At that time Bhagat Ji was aged 350 years. Bhagat Ji requested that he was unable to take bath in the Ganges (Ganga river), so Guru Ji should bless him with immortality (mukti). Guru Ji said only 9th Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadar Ji, would bless you with mukti. Your problem of taking bath in Ganga will be solved. Gaga will itself come to your home to let you take bath. Bhagat Ji said: Oh Trilokinath(Master of the Universe) ! if Ganga will come to my home to let me take bath, other people will have to suffer. Guru Ji said: Don’t worry, you sit in a tank, Ganga will come here in the form of a cow and shower water upon you. You can take bath in that water. Hence other people will also not suffer. This is how this Gurdwara took the name Gurdwara Gau Ghat. Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji stayed here for one year and six months.
This grindstone (chakki) belongs to Mata Gujari Ji. It is placed in Gurudwara Gau Ghat, Patna Sahib.This grindstone (chakki) belongs to Mata Gujari Ji. It is placed in Gurudwara Gau Ghat.

Bhagat Jaita Mal Ji asked how would I recognize Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. Guru Ji replied: Guru Teg Bahadur Ji will come and sit (asan laga ke baithange) at the same place where I am sitting and give you darshan in the form of Guru Nanak Dev only. You can easily recognize Him.

At this place Guru Nanak Sahib gave a precious stone to Bhai Mardana Ji and sent him to the town where Gurdwara Patna Sahib is now located.

Later Guru Nanak Sahib left that place.



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The Seventh Guru, Guru Har Rai Sahib had blessed Mata Nanaki Ji (mother of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji), that she will have a very brave grandson who will take Sikhism very heights. But He will be born in Bihar, Bengal.


Guru Teg Bahadur Ji started his tirath journey from Baba Bakala in district Amritsar. He reached tribeni (the place where 3 rivers meet) in Allahabad. There is a Gurdwara called Guru Ka Baag at a place named Ayapur in Allahabad. Here Mata Gujar Kaur Ji found herself expecting a child. Guru Ji and His family spent two months here. This Gurudwara is under the management of Nirmal Samparda.

After this, Guru Teg Bahadur Ji visited Mirzapur. Here He went to home of Jasram’s chacha Faguji. Passing through Gaya, He reached Bisambharpur – the home of place of Bhagat Jaita Mal Ji. All doors of home were closed because the village children used to disturb Bhagat Ji in his bhagti. Sikh Sangat kept on knocking the doors of his house for a long time. Bhagat Ji said, go away, no bhagat lives here.

Sangat said, Guru Ji and His family are standing out side. Open the door and let them in. Bhagat Ji said, no door is closed for the Guru. He will Himself come inside. Guru Ji asked if there was any other way to get in. Sangat said, there is a window. Guru Ji took a small shape and entered the house with horses and sangat through the window.

The window through which Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib entered the home of Bhagat Jaita Mal Ji with horses and sangat.

The window through which Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib entered the home of Bhagat Jaita Mal Ji with horses and sangat.


Guru Ji fixed a wooden pole into earth and tied His horse there (see photo). Then He sat on the seat (asan) of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and gave darshan (blessed vision) to Bhagat Jaita Mal Ji. Bhagat Ji left the world after taking the blessed vision of Guru Ji with his eyes. Guru Ji cremated his body.


Gurdwara Gau Ghat: Guru Teg Bahadar Ji tied his horse here.


Guru Teg Bahadur Ji tied His horse with a wood here.
The wood has given rise to a full fledged tree.


Thum Sahib, Patna SahibHis house was reconstructed. When construction work was about to finish, king of Assam, Raja Bishan Singh came and requested Guru Ji for aid. Guru Ji instructed the construction work to be finished. The carpenters (karigar) requested Guru Ji that wooden logs were made of small size. They required to make larger logs. Guru Ji said they were of large size. Use them tomorrow. The next day carpenters again said they were of small size. Guru Ji said – look at them they are large. When they saw, they were infact large. Guru Ji said leave this building as it is. These two wooden logs have acquired the power. They were blessed with the name Thum Sahib (See photo on left) . Guru Ji blessed: When a patient comes here and embraces these thums, all his diseases will disappear. Issueless couples and those, whose issues don’t survive, may embrace these thums and do prayer. Their wishes will be fulfilled. They should put some money in guru ki golak, spare some money for karah parshad di deg and do prayer (ardas).

Guru Ji went to Asam with Raja Bishan Singh and left His family there only. Mata Gujar Kaur Ji remained there in pregnancy for seven months. Later she went to home of Salas Rai Johri in Patna and stayed there. At this place she gave birth to Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The home of Salas Rai Johri is now known as Gurduwara Takht Sri Harmandar Ji, Patna Sahib.

1 comment:

harnam said...

350 years age and 1.5 years stay of Guru Nanak are made up stories. There is no room for these things in Sikhism.