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Gurudwara Manji Sahib Alamgir

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Gurudwara Manji Sahib is one of the renowned Gurdwaras in Punjab and is reputed for the 10th Guru of the Sikhs also known as Guru Gobind Singh. There is a nice story behind this Gurudwara. When Guru Gobind Singh was pursued by the Mughal army he took shelter in the Gurudwara Manji Sahib and thereby the place was consecrated by his holy presence.

Description of the Gurudwara Manji Sahib Alamgir:

At the time of Guru Gobind Singh the Mughals were gaining power under the leadership of Aurangzeb and Guru Gobind Singh realized that he would have to fight out the evil and so, after the Battle of Anandpur Sahib where his family was put to death, he went to Macchiwara.

Two Pathans named Ghani Khan and Nabi Khan knowing that they would be put to death, helped Guru Gobind Singh to escape and he escaped while in disguise. Then he came to Gurudwara Manji Sahib where he stayed for a stretch of 3 days.

Here a Gurudwara was constructed in his memory. After Guru reached Alamgir and asked for drinking water his men found that since the boundary line has fallen into the well the water has become tainted and so, unfit for drinking purposes.

Miraculously, Gobind Singh shot an arrow and made water gush out from the stony ground. Afterwards this was changed into a tank and is called 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".

The palanquin that Guru Gobind Singh has used to escape has been preserved with care so that the aficionados can observe it; whoever visits the Gurudwara Manji Sahib has his desires fulfilled. Faith is that hope which burns in the heart of the devotees and it helps them to solve their problems. This is because "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

There is also a Langar that serves the people with free food and makes them satisfied. For generations till date, the Gurudwara Manji Sahib serves humanity as a glorious lamp those lights up the obscured pathway of Humanity.