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Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Dhamtan

Location - Dhamtan Sahib, Jind, Haryana, India


Associated with - Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji


Sikh Artifacts - Yes


Sarovar - Yes


Sarai - unknown


Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji arrived in village Dhamtan Shaib, also known as Dhamtan, with his family and stayed here for 3 months.

The local Sangat donated a lot of money to Guru Tegh Bahadur. Guru Tegh Bahadur gave the Sangat's donations to man named Dago jat and asked him to have a dharamsala and a well constructed for the villagers.

Unfortunately, although Dago completed the well he spent rest of the money on having his own house built.

One day, while Dago was travelling to Delhi he happened to meet Guru Tegh Bahadur during the journey. Guru Ji asked him whether the dharamsala and well had been built. Dago told Guru Tegh Bahadur that he made the well but had spent the rest of the money on himself.

Guru Tegh Bahadur instructed Dago not to store tobacco in his house and not to plant tobacco in the fields near where the well was built. Afterwards Guru Tegh Bahadur and Dago continued on their journeys.

Unfortunately, Dago failed to listen to Guru Tegh Bahadur again. In 1675, when Guru Tegh Bahadur visited Dhamtan again and heard that Dago was not learning from his mistakes, Guru Ji said, 'Dago tere ghare litange gado, jithe kuoooan na chak ugange ak'.

At the time of Guru Tegh Bahadur's visit, Bhai Ramdev Ji from family of Bhai Nand Lal ji was with Guru Ji. Bhai Ramdev used to spray water in front of the Darbar Sahib.

One day Bhai Ramdev Ji spread so much water that it seemed like there was raining. Guru Ji was very happy and named Bhai Ramdev as Bhai Mihan. Guru Tegh Bahadur left Bhai Mihan as the caretaker of a new dharmsala and gave him a nagaara, an ox and a flag. Guru Ji instructed Bhai Mihan to spread the message of Sikhi on his behalf. Meanwhile Dago's life went downhill fast, his fields became full of weeds and he never profited from his misdeeds.

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