Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Gandhuan, also known as Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Nauvin, is dedicated to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji's visit to Gandhuan.
During Guru Tegh Bahadur's journey of the Malwa region, Guru Ji was camping at Bhikhi and heard about an old Sikh. Bhai Muglu of Gandhuan, who had received gyan from Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.
Bhai Muglu had also shown great skill and prowess in the 1631 Battle of Mehraj.
Guru Hargobind Ji was pleased with Bhai Muglu's committment and devotion and asked him if he wanted anything in return. Bhai Muglu Ji wished that before he breathed his last he should be able to have a glimpse of Guru Ji.
Guru Hargobind told Bhai Muglu that it would not be possible to see Guru Ji as Bhai Muglu would outlive him. However, it would be possible to see him as a future Guru.
When Guru Tegh Bahadur was praying to God, Guru Ji saw a vision of Bhai Muglu coming to the end of his life and desired to meet Guru Ji before it was too late. The village Gandhuan was 20 km's away. Riding through Dhaleo and Kanakwal, Guru Tegh Bahadur arrived at the house of Bhai Muglu at village Gandhuan.
Bhai Muglu who lay gasping for breath was overwhelmed to see Guru Ji. Bhai Muglu rejoined with God in Guru Tegh Bahadur's presence. Guru Tegh Bahadur performed the rites of cremation before returning to Bhikhi. To commemorate this historic event, the villagers raised a memorial at the site where Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Gandhuan now stands.
The Gurdwara owns 44 acres of land and is administered by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee through a local management committee. The most important annual event is the martyrdom anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji. There are 7 to 8 rooms in the Gurdwara premises, which are used to accommodate visiting Sikhs.
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