Video - In and Around Gurudwara Manji Sahib
Guru Gobind Singhji was very much tedious and was the strongest in the inexorable fight against the Machiavellian enemy. Further it is known that the Mughal Army followed Guru Govind Singh and as a result, he took shelter in this Gurudwara, which is consecrated as a holy place for the Sikhs.
Significance of the Gurudwara
The story that has been known behind the establishment of this Gurudwara runs in the following manner. The Mughals were gaining much power under the influence of Aurangazeb at the time of Guru Govind Singh. He then later realized that he must have to fight out the evil and there took place a battle at Anandpur Sahib. His family was put to death. He then went to Macchiwara.
Two Pathans named Ghani Khan and Nabi Khan had come to known that they would be put to death. So, they helped Guru Govind Singh to escape. He escaped in disguise and came to Gurudwara Manji Sahib and stayed there for three days.
After he reached Alamgir, he asked for drinking water. His men found that the boundary wall had fallen into the well and the water became stained. So, the water was not fit for drinking. Miraculously enough, Guru Govind Singh shot an arrow on the stony ground and water gushed out from there.A Gurudwara was then constructed in his memory.
Later it was changed into a tank and is known as `Tirsar` or `Arrow Lake`. It was also prophesized that "... whoever visits the holy tank with full faith, all his pains and worries would be cured". Till date, the palanquin that had been used by Guru Govind Singh is preserved with care. There is also a Langar that serves the people with free food and drink. It is believed that whoever visits the Gurudwara Manji Sahib has always fulfilled his or her desires.
Gurudwara Manji Sahib in Ludhiana's Alamgir village specially reflects yet another landmark in the life of the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. The Mughal Army pursued the Guru and it was at this Gurudwara that he paused and rested, and blessed it with his presence. During Guru Gobind Singh's time, the great Mughals under Emperor Aurangzeb were regaining their ascendancy. Following the battle in Anandpur Sahib, the Guru abandoned the fort and came to Macchiwara, where his family was put to death.
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How to reach the Temple
Through Airways: Raja Sansi International Airport in Amritsar is 200kms from Ludhiana and it provides regular services to major cities like Mumbai and Chennai. The Chandigarh domestic airport is 110 kms from Ludhiana.
Through Railways: There are regular trains for New Delhi and Amritsar from Ludhiana Railway Station. Fast trains connect Ludhiana to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Puri, Nagpur, Jammu and other cities of India. The important trains include Frontier Mail, Jammu Tawi and Deluxe Express to Mumbai, Shatabdi Express to Delhi, Utkal Express to Puri and Howrah Mail to Kolkata.
Through Roadways: Ludhiana is situated on the Amritsar-Delhi Grand Trunk Road. New Delhi, Amritsar, Chandigarh and other major cities in Punjab are well linked with Ludhiana through road. The city lies about 305 km northwest of Delhi and is 100 km away from Chandigarh. There is vast network of bus services of Punjab, Himachal, Delhi, Chandigarh, U.P.