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Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Joga

Location - Joga, Mansa, Punjab, India

Associated with - Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

Sikh Artifacts - unknown

Sarovar - None

Sarai - unknown

Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Joga, also known as Gurdwara Patshahi Nauvin, is located in the village of Joga 19 km north of Mansa.

Joga, according to local tradition, did not exist when Guru Tegh Bahadur visited the area.

Guru Tegh Bahadur camped at the site now marked by the Gurdwara, a half-kilometre east of the present day village of Joga. No one noticed the Guru's presence.

It was only when Guru Tegh Bahadur prepared to leave, that Bhai Jugraj, the Sarpanch (local chief), came to pay his respect. Bhai Jugraj asked Guru Tegh Bahadur to stay a little longer. Guru Tegh Bahadur said, "Establish a village on that mound. The site is invulnerable."

Bhai Jugraj founded the habitation as directed and named it Joga after his son. A memorial platform was also constructed where Guru Tegh Bahadur had sat. This was later replaced by a Gurdwara.

The present building is in the middle of a one acre walled compound. It is entered through a high gateway flanked by rows of rooms and includes a square domed sanctum at one end of a spacious hall. The sanctum is supported by four grooved octagonal columns while another four pillars, cylindrical in shape, support the rest of the hall.

The Gurdwara owns 20 acres of land and is administered by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee through a local committee. The village is situated in the cotton belt of Punjab called the 'area of white gold'.

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