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Gurdwara Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Baherwal Kalan

Location - (precise location unknown) Baherwal Klan, Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan


Associated with - Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji


Sikh Artifacts - unknown


Sarovar - unknown


Sarai - unknown


Beherwal is located between Jamber and Pattoki on the Lahore-Multan road.

Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji arrived in the village from Jamber.

It was summer and Guru Sahib Ji asked Bhai Hema Chaudhary for some water in the nearby well to drink. Bhai Hema said, "Patshah, the water from this well is brackish. I will fetch sweet water from the village". At this Guru Sahib Ji said, "Bhai Hema, this water is sweet".

Bhai Hema, following the words of Guru Sahib, took the water from the well gave it to Guru Arjan. Afterwards Bhai Hema and other people of the village took the water. All of them became happy when they found it to be sweet.

Guru Sahib Ji said to Bhai Hema, "You must keep serving the Sangat". Bhai Hema folded his hand and said humbly, "I neither have money nor there is a woman in my house". Guru Ji then asked if there was a widow in the village. The Sangat brought a widow of the village before Guru Sahib.

Guru Sahib Ji ordered, "Daughter, Bhai Hema is henceforth your husband". At Guru Sahib's command she accepted him as her husband. Guru Arjan was pleased and he blessed both of them. Subsquently, Bhai Hema had children.

Bhai Hira Singh, a descendant of Bhai Hema, was born in Samvat 1763 and he took Amrit in Samvat 1788. He became the founder and first chief of the Nakai Misl. Datar Kaur was the sister of the Bhagat Singh, the second chieftain of the Naki Misl. She became the queen of Ranjit Singh from whom the crown prince Maharaja Kharrak Singh was born.

A Gurdwara was built at the spot where Guru had sweetened the brackish water. The Gurdwara now houses the offices of Union Council. The sacred well and the acacia tree are still there in the right hand corner of Gurdwara. Prakash does not take place in this Gurdwara at present.

The roof has collapsed. Overall view is that of destruction. 39 ghumaon land has been granted by Mai Bishan Kaur and 3.5 ghumaon has been bestowed by another Sikh. A fair used to be held on 7th of Poh. The Samadh of Chaudhary Hem Raj is in the fields on the left of Gurdwara.

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