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Gurdwara Sri Jhanda Sahib Padiala

Location - Gurdwara Jhanda Sahib Road, Between Padiala and Nanhediyan, Mohali, Punjab, India

Associated with - Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

Sikh Artifacts - unknown

Sarovar - None

Sarai - unknown

This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of 4 km from Kurhali and approx. 20 km from State capital Chandigarh.

In 1634, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji was returning from Kurukshetra and travelling to Kiratpur Sahib. The mughal pathans of Ropar, who were jealous of Guru Hargobind's popularity, planned to attack Guru Ji near the villages of Kharar City.

However, some Sikhs of Guru Hargobind, who were residing at village Nagal Singhan since 1632, received word of the pathans evil intentions.

The Sikhs were able to thwart the planned ambush by attacking the pathans, on behalf of Guru Hargobind, in advance. There was a fierce battle at the site of this Gurdwara known as the Battle of Padiala.

The Sikhs continued to fight against the Pathans until the last drop of their blood and paved the way for the safe passage of Guru Ji to Kiratpur Sahib. When Guru Hargobind reached the place (known as Padiala) he gave blessings to the martyred Sikhs and release them from the cycle of birth and death.

After seeing to the fallen Sikhs cremations Guru Hargobind moved toward Brahmin Majra where he was approached by a brahmin whose new wife had been taken in the wedding palki by the mughal pathans of Ropar. Guru Hargobind chased the mughal forces to Ropar city where Guru Ji and his Sikhs defeated them. After this defeat, the mughals of Ropar never dared to attack Guru Hargobind.

Forward 1634 Battle Of Kiratpur - Guru Hargobind and the final skirmish fought between the rulers of Ropar.

Guru Hargobind named this place as the Jhanda Sahib (Gateway of the House of the Almighty) and installed a Nishan Sahib.

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji visited this place in 1665 along with his wife Mata Gujri Ji, his mother Mata Nanaki Ji and other Sikhs, while on his way from Kiratpur Sahib to Delhi. Guru Tegh Bahadur travelled on to village Gharuan from here.

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