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Gurdwara Sri Gurusar Sahib Lal Kalan

Location - Lal Kalan Road, Lal Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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

Sikh Artifacts - None

Sarovar - Yes

Sarai - unknown

Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji arrived at the location of Gurdwara Sri Gurusar Sahib Lal Kalan on 19 Faghan 1675 Vikrami (1618 AD).

Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji had 7 cannons and 1100 horse riders; Chandu Qaidi (the one who was involved in Guru Arjan Sahib's martyrdom) and 52 Raja's; whom were released with Guru Hargobind wearing a special robe with 52 kalian (ribbons) attached to it.

It is said that at this place, the Raja's asked for Guru Hargobind's permission to leave and return home. Guru Hargobind told them to go and fulfill their responsibilities.

However, one Raja (Hast Lal) decided to stay and marry locally. Guru Hargobind asked the Sangat whether there was anyone that wanted his daughter to marry.

A Sikh from village Lal Kalan was ready to marry his daughter and sought permission from Guru Hargobind. Guru Hargobind Sahib performed the Anand Karj wedding personally.

After the marriage Raja Hast Lal stayed in village Bulala (3.5 km south of Lal Kalan) and was known as 'Baba Hast Lal'.

Sri Barota Sahib is present inside the Gurudwara complex, near the main gate of the Gurdwara. There was a Barota tree present when Guru Hargobind visited and Guru Ji said to Sangat, 'This tree looks like an Amb (Mango tree)'.

The Sangat said the tree was a 'Borh' tree but Guru Hargobind showed the Sangat the leaves and, indeed, the leaves were those of an Amb tree. The tree still exists.

Sri Beri Sahib, also present within the Gurdwara complex, was the tree which Guru Hargobind tied his horse. A person suffering from leprosy was staying nearby in a small house. The man asked Guru Hargobind to help cure him. Guru Hargobind told the man to put the foam from his horses mouth all over his body and take a bath in the pond (sarovar) near the Beri Sahib. After the bath, the man was cured. It is said the sarovar still helps cure skin diseases.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji also arrived here on 11 Poh 1761 Vikrami (1705) along with Bhai Daya Singh, Bhai Dharam Singh, Bhai Maan Singh, Bhai Ghani Khan, Bhai Nabi Khan. Guru Gobind Singh was travelling from Machhiwara after becoming 'Unch Da Peer' and rested under the Beri Sahib.

Guru Gobind Singh continued his journey towards Gurdwara Sri Degsar Sahib (Katana Sahib).

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