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Gurdwara Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Heran

Location - Heran, Ludhiana, Punjab, India


Associated with - Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji


Sikh Artifacts - unknown


Sarovar - unknown


Sarai - unknown


Bhai Hameera was sent by Sri Guru Amar Das Ji to spread the message of Sikhi in this area.

Around 1631, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji arrived at village Sudhar from Daroli Bhai Ki via Madoke, Lopo, Sidhwaan etc.

Guru Hargobind stayed at Sudhar for about 6 months. While there, Guru Hargobind sent his Sikhs to village Heran to ask about the welfare of Bhai Hameera.

When the Sewaks asked about Bhai Hameera in Heran and said that Guru Hargobind had asked for milk from Bhai Sahib, the villagers laughed and said Bhai Hameera has only an ausar jhoti (a young female buffalo that hadn't started giving milk).

When Sewaks reached Bhai Hameera and asked him for milk he explained that he had an ausar jhoti. Encouraged by the Sikhs that had arrived, Bhai Hameera tried milking the ausar jhoti and was suprised when it gave milk. Bhai Hameera soon filled a bucket of milk.

Afterwards, Guru Hargobind also visited Heran. Bhai Hameera's wife wanted a son and with Guru Hargobind's blessing she had one. Bhai Hameera's son was named (Mahant) Kirpal Das.

Bhai Kirpal Das fought in Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji's army in the 1688 Battle of Bhangani. Mahant Kirpal Das was using a heavy stick called a Kutka (cudgel, truncheon, club) to fight and killed General Hayat Khan, the Leader of the Pathans. Guru Gobind Singh rewarded Bhai Kirpal Das by giving him his (small) dastar, used informally or in the evenings. After the battle, Bhai Kirpal Das returned to Heran.

Later, Guru Gobind Singh also visited Heran disguised as 'Uch Da Peer' from Machhiwara, Katana, Alamgir, etc. It is said that Gani Khan and Nabi Khan returned back to Machhiwara from here after being rewarded and given a hukumnama from Guru Gobind Singh.

The Gurdwara was rebuilt in 1970.

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