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Gurdwara Sri Sheesh Ganj Sahib Taraori

Location - Taraori, Karnal, Haryana, India


Associated with - Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, Bhai Jaita Ji


Sikh Artifacts - None


Sarovar - Yes


Sarai - unknown


In 1675 AD, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji was beheaded on the orders of the mughal emperor Aurangzeb, a terrorist muslim, for refusing to convert to Islam.

Before Guru Tegh Bahadur's body could be quartered and exposed to public view, it was stolen under the cover of darkness by one of his Sikhs, Lakhi Shah Vanjara, who then burnt his house to cremate the Guru's body.

The Sis (severed head) of Guru Tegh Bahadur was brought to Anandpur Sahib by Bhai Jaita, another Sikh of the Guru.

Bhai Jaita was traveling incognito, with the Guru's severed head placed in a basket and carried on his head. Before going to Anandpur, Bhai Jaita arrived at the location of Gurdwara Sri Sheesh Ganj Sahib Taraori where he met a Dhobi named Bhai Deva Ram.

When Bhai Deva Ram heard what happened he placed the Sis at the site of the Bhora Sahib here (which is located underneath the Gurdwara) and then served langar to Bhai Jaita.

After resting for the night, Bhai Jaita continued his journey towards Anandpur Sahib, eventually meeting Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and other Sikhs at Kiratpur Sahib. From Kiratpur Sahib, the Sikhs travelled to Anandpur Sahib to the site of Gurdwara Sri Sis Ganj Sahib Anandpur where Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur's head was cremated.

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