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Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon

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The Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon is located just 38 kilometers from Ludhiana and is the most reputed place where one can offer worship; it commemorates Guru Govind Singh.

He was actually engaged in a massive war against the Mughal guerrillas. Guru Govind Singh died while fighting; he was regarded as the most revered 10th Guru of the Sikhs who laid the foundation stone for the Guru Granth Sahib. This is known as the Holy Book of the Tenth Emperor.

He was the first among the Gurus that laid primary importance to the learning of Archery amongst the Sikhs for self defense. At that time, the Mughals under the able leadership of Aurangzeb gained tremendous power; the expansion of the Empire was at its zenith.

But people were tortured tremendously and those who denied embracing Muslim Religion were put to death instantly. Conversion became a part and parcel of Aurangzeb’s political strategy and so, there was impending chaos and disorder in the entire Nation.

The Sikhs were also persuaded to embrace Muslim religion; and since they denied the two innocent children of Guru Govind Singh were taken as prisoners and were bricked alive.

Therefore, Guru Govind Singh stressed the need self defense and so instructed his aficionados to learn the art of warfare very well. He preferred not to remain neutral because it is often said that

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

After his demise a Gurudwara was constructed at the place where he fell and this place is known as Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon.