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Gurdwara Bhai Bannu

Location - Mangat Road, Mangat, Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan

Associated with - Bhai Bannu Ji

Sikh Artifacts - None

Sarovar - None

Sarai - None

Guru Arjan Sahib Ji, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, was the embodiment of Godly devotion, Selfless Service and Universal Love.

Guru Arjan Sahib Ji was the treasure of celestial knowledge and spiritual excellence. He substantially contributed towards the welfare of the society. He stood steadfastly for the principles he believed in, sacrificed his own life, and attained a unique and unparalleled martyrdom in the history of mankind.

"The residence of Bhai Bannu Ji, a devotee of Sat Gur Arjan Sahib Ji, was at this place. 'Bhai Bannu wali bir (volume) of Granth Sahib' was kept here in the book form.

At the side of the tank, a beautiful Gurdwara was built during Sikh rule by the royal command of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

A large endowment of land was made but the priests had it transferred in their names. This is a splendid darbar. The tank is getting filled with dust. There is now a vegetable market outside the Gurdwara. The floral frescoes have been painted on the walls."

From 'Historical Sikh Shrines in Pakistan' by Iqbal Qaiser (the book is in our library for further reading).

Bhai Bhanu, a Sikh of Guru Arjan's time, earned the sobriquet of Bhagat (devotee) for his piety and devotion. Guru Arjan appointed him to preach Guru Nanak's word at Muzang, in Lahore.

By his kirtan and exposition of the holy texts, Bhai Bhanu, as says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, converted many to the Sikh way of life.

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