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Gurdwara Sri Charan Kamal Sahib Karhali

Location - (approximate location) Karhali Sahib, Patiala, Punjab, India


Associated with - Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji


Sikh Artifacts - unknown


Sarovar - unknown


Sarai - unknown


Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji visited this location to meet Bhai Surmukh Sikh.

While travelling to Delhi, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji stopped at Karhali in July 1673. Guru Hargobind was riding with 100 Sikh horse riders.

Guru Ji and the Sikhs stopped by the small mud hut of a person named Surmukh. Surmukh, who became Bhai Surmukh Sikh, was infected with a contagious disease and made to live outside the village Karhali for fear of infecting others.

No-one wanted to be near Bhai Surmukh Sikh and people would aviod him. Only a few kind hearted people would provide him with food.

Gurdwara Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ate Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Karhali

While living outside the village in his hut, which has now become Gurdwara Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ate Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Karhali, Bhai Surmukh would pray to meditate God and generally was found repeating 'Waheguru' very often. Bhai Surmukh would pray in Guru Nanak's name and ask for his life to end or to be cured of his disease.

When Guru Hargobind, the sixth Nanak, arrived he went to Bhai Surmukh's hut and informed him he was there to help him. Guru Hargobind asked Bhai Surmukh to bathe in a nearby pond and this would cure him. Bhai Surmukh was confused, he didn't know what to do. Guru Hargobind urged him to follow his instructions, Guru Ji explained that there was holy water from other locations like Patalpuri that would also help him. Bhai Surmukh need to further prompting and jumped into the pond and soon all his diseases were gone.

Gurdwara Sri Charan Kamal Sahib Karhali

After this, Bhai Surmukh was able to return to his original home, where Gurdwara Sri Charan Kamal Sahib Karhali is located, and he along with the other villagers paid their respect to Guru Sahib by bowing before the Guru's feet.

It is said that Guru Sahib blessed all and explained that whoever bathed in the pond for five Sundays or for five panchmiyan, would have 18 types of diseases cured by the blessing of all mighty. Guru Sahib predicted that this site would become a sacred site.

Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji stayed with Bhai Surmukh Sikh in Karhali for about 40 days.

While going to Delhi, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji also visited this place.

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