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Gurdwara Sri Lahura Sahib

Location - (precise location unknown) Ghawindi, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Associated with - Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji

Sikh Artifacts - None

Sarovar - None

Sarai - None

The village called Ghawindi is on Lahore-Ghawindi road. It is two kilometers from Ghawindi and the Gurdwara of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji called Lahura Sahib is located in this village.

Guru Nanak had come to this village from 'Jahman' and stayed under the benign shade of a Lahura tree, thus the Gurdwara came to be called Lahura Sahib. Lahura tree is also known as Rahura or Rahira.

The Lahura tree bears saffron coloured flowers which usually blossom in the spring and its wood is used for making Sarangi (a stringed musical instrument) and other musical instruments.

There used to be a settlement of roma (gypsies) at the time when Guru Nanak set foot in the village. A boy was born in one of the families of gypsies and all were celebrating the event.

Bhai Mardana appealed to Guru Nanak, "Patshah! I have been hungry for the last two days, if you permit, may I go to the village to eat food?" Guru Nanak said, "Mardana, you may go if you like but do not beg for the bread to eat". So Mardana went to the house of family celebrating the event but they had been so involved in their joy that they paid no attention to Bhai Mardana.

It is said that the Divine will was such that the baby boy died and all went into mourning. Guru Nanak told the villagers to submit before the Divine will and composed this shabad in Sri Rag whose title is 'Pere'.

The Gurdwara was built over the site of the Sikhs of the Guru. Prakash of Guru Granth Sahib continued for centuries. The office of the Union Council is housed in the the Gurdwara now. The Main gate has fallen and Prakash asthan has vanished. Only two rooms have survived in which the offices work. 20 bighas of land is attached to the Gurdwara.

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