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Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Kanech

Location - Kanech, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Associated with - Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Sikh Artifacts - None

Sarovar - None

Sarai - None

Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Kanech marks the site where Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji arrived disguised as 'Uch Da Pir' carried on a Manji by Bhai Gani Khan and Bhai Nabi Khan.

Guru Gobind Singh had come from Machhiwara, and the villages in between, after escaping from the mughal's at Chamkaur.

Guru Gobind Singh rested here for some time during which a local farmer, named Fatta, offered his services.

Guru Gobind Singh recognized the farmer as he used to visit Anandpur on his horse. Guru Gobind Singh asked Fatta to lend him his horse with a promise that it would be returned later.

Fatta went home and brought an unbroken little mare (female horse). Guru Gobind Singh said the mare was not fit for purpose and asked for the larger horse. Fatta was surprised but lied and said that his horse has been taken away by his son-in-law. Guru Gobind Singh dismissed Fatta knowing he was lying.

After Fatta returned home he went to check on the horse he hid and found it had been bitten by a snake and died. Fatta tried to move the horse and was also bitten by a snake and died on the spot.

From Kanech Guru Gobind Singh continued his journey, still disguised as 'Uch Da Pir', with Bhai Gani Khan, Bhai Nabi Khan and 3 Sikhs to Sahnewal and Alamgir.

Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Kanech was re-built in 1949-51 and then in 2003.

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