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Gurdwara Sri Gurusar Sahib Sekha

Location - Sekha, Barnala, Punjab, India

Associated with - Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

Sikh Artifacts - unknown

Sarovar - Yes

Sarai - unknown

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji arrived here from Anandpur in January 1666.

Guru Tegh Bahadur stopped at the site of the current Gurdwara, where there was a water pond, for 2 days.

According to local tradition. At the time there were 22 surrounding villages inhabited by peasants of the Javada clan. The local leader Tirloka was a follower of a bairagi ascetic, Madho Das.

Tirloka was very arrogant and ignored Guru Tegh Bahadur and his Sikhs. However, a numble man, Durgu by name, served Guru Tegh Bahadur with great respect and devotion.

As Guru Tegh Bahadur saw Tirloka walk past in pride wearing silver slippers, Guru Ji enquired from his Sangat as to who he was and said the man lacked intelligence. Guru Ji said the following;

Sun bole Satgur ris bhoye | nahi bahia nahi tehia koi ||
kuch nahi rehar ujar Sub jaweh | bachuh ju aaprus gram basaweh ||
nahi sardari nahi sardar | mar mar janmeh hoye khuaar ||

Tirloka soon realized his error and sought the Guru`s pardon for his insolence, through his sister at Kattu, where Guru Tegh Bahadur stopped next.

The thara (platform) built on the mound near the pond was developed into a gurdwara. The cornerstone of the present building constructed by Bhai Kirpal Singh of Channa was laid on 20th May 1940.

The Gurdwara comprises of a hall with a square sanctum within it and a verandah on three sides.

A lotus dome rises above the sanctum. The old water pool has been converted into a Sarovar. Guru ka Langar is served. The Gurdwara owns over 25 acres of land and is manged by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee through a local committee.

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