History of Gurudwara Guru Ka Lahore


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GURU KA LAHORE, a town in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, 12 km north of Anandpur Sahib associated with the matrimony of Guru Gobind Singh. In 1673 Bhai Hari Jas, a Subhikkhl Khatri of Lahore, had while on a visit to Anandpur betrothed his daughter Jito to him and had desired that the marriage party should come to Lahore where the marriage would be performed with due dignity. But the fateful events leading to the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur intervened, and in the changed circumstances it was not possible for the young Guru to go to Lahore.
A temporary encampment was therefore raised near the village of Basantgarh and named Guru ka Lahore. Bhai HariJas with his family and relations took up his residence there. Guru Gobind Singh at the head of the marriage procession arrived from Anandpur and the nuptials were held on 23 Har 1734 Bk/21June 1677. Three gurudwaras now adorn the place. GURDWARA ANAND KARAJ STHAN PATSHAIII DASVIN marks the site where the marriage ceremony was performed.
The present building, constructed during the 1960`s under the supervision of Sant Seva Singh of Anandpur Sahib, comprises a marble floored hall, with the sanctum in the middle of it. Guru ka Larigar is to the east of the assembly hall. GURDWARA PAUR SAHIB, 200 metres south of Gurdwara Anand Karaj Sthan, is close to a spring of water which, according to a popular legend, was caused to break forth by the stamping of the hoof {paur, in Punjabi) of Guru Gobind Singh`s horse. The Gurdwara is a small mosaic floored domed room constructed by Sant Seva Singh.
GURDWARA TRIVAINI SAHIB encloses another spring, 250 metres apart from Paur Sahib, believed to have been created by the stroke of Guru Gobind Singh`s spear. It was formerly called Karpa (lit. spear) Baoli. The name Trivaim, meaning the confluence of three rivers, became popular after the Hindu ttrtha at Allahabad bearing the same name. The Gurdwara building is a marble floored rect angular room, with a dome above and a pavilion in front covering the spring, which feeds the adjoining sarovar. All the three Gurdwaras are affiliated to the ShiromanI Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. A religious fair is held coinciding with the spring festival of Basant ParichamT (February).
References :
1. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33
2. Kuir Singh, Gurbilas Pdtshdhl 10. Patiala, 1968
3. Gian Singh, Giani, Twarikh Guru Khalsd. Patiala, 1970

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