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Gurdwara Sri Vivah Asthan Mata Damodari

Location - Dalla, Kapurthala, Punjab, India

Associated with - Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Mata Damodari Ji

Sikh Artifacts - None

Sarovar - None

Sarai - None

Dalla is a village located very near Talwandi Sabo. Although small, Dalla has a significant Sikh history and three Historic Sikh Gurdwaras.

Gurdwara Bhai Lalu

Bhai Lalu, also known as Bhai Lalo (not the same as the other Bhai Lalo), was a well to do Sabharval Khatri of the village of Dalla, now in Kapurthala district of the Punjab, who received spiritual instruction at the hands of Guru Angad Sahib Ji and Guru Amar Das Ji.

Bhai Lalu was a close associate of Bhai Paro in whose company he once visited Goindwal in the time of Guru Amar Das.

Joy radiated from his face as he saw the Guru. The Guru blessed him saying, in the words of Sarup Das Bhalla, Mahima Prakash, "Lalu, my beloved Sikh, hath become lal (lit. crimson) ie. a ruby)" Lalu was appointed head of a Manji, or preaching district. Tradition attributes supernatural powers to him, especially as a healer.

This Gurdwara is in the memory of Bhai Lalu Ji whose samadh also exists here. Bhai Ji used to go to Goindwal Sahib from Dalla to perform Karsewa (free charity work), taking 72 other Sikhs with him.

Gurdwara Sri Vivah Asthan Mata Damodari

Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji came to Dalla for the wedding of his son, the future Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, with Mata Damodari.

Bhai Narain Das and Mata Bhagbhuri were the parents of Mata Damodari, who became the wife of the future Guru. Guru Hargobind and Mata Damodari were married (in Sammat calendar 1661) at the site of Gurdwara Sri Vivah Asthan Mata Damodari, which is also in Dalla.

Along with Guru Arjan Sahib Ji, the marriage group consisted of Baba Buddha Ji, Bhai Gurdas Ji, Bhai Bhahlo Ji, Bhai Shalo Ji and Baba Bidhi Chand Ji.

Gurdwara Sri Baoli Sahib Dalla

After the wedding of his son, Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji started the work to dig the Baoli Sahib at the site of this Gurdwara. Bhai Shalo Ji was assigned to oversee and complete the work.

Dalla is also known for the Khuhi of Bhai Paro, where he would feed and water those in need. Bhai Paro received spiritual instruction at the hands of Guru Angad Sahib Ji and asked Guru Amar Das Ji to visit him in Dalla to educate the local sangat.

Guru Amar Das selected four indivduals to preach on his behalf, they were; Bhai Paro Julaka, Bhai Lalu Ji Sabharval, Shah Allah Yar and Bhai Khanu Chhura.

Bhai Daya Singh (one of the original Punj Pyare and Mata Bamodari were descendants of Bhai Paro.

There are 72 Gursikhs from this village that have been written about in the Mahima Prakash Granth.

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