Gurdwara Mattan Sahib, Anantnag

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Mattan Sahib Address Gurdwara Patshahi Pahili , Distt Anantnag , Kashmir
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History In the year 1516 Guru Nanak Devji started his Third Udasi (missionary tour, lit. travel). On this trip he visited Mansarovar, Tibet, China, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. He visited Srinagar, Anantnag and reached Mattan in the interior of the valley. Guru Nanak Dev ji held a discourse with Pandit Brahm Das and converted him to his own faith. The shrine established here is called Gurdwara Patshahi Pahili. In 1675 A.D. a group of Kashmiri Brahmins of Mattan visited Anandpur Sahib to narrate their tale of woe to Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. He was deeply moved by their plight. For some time he was completely absorbed in thought and long unbroken silence descended upon the entire audience.The tradition has it that at this critical moment the young Sahibzada Gobind Rai, by chance entered the audience hall from outside. He enquired his father the cause of this strange silence. The ninth Guru informed him about the grave situation that had arisen in the country in the wake of religious persecution of Hindus by Mughal rulers and remarked that only the supreme sacrifice of a great man could save the people. Forthwith the young Prince replied that, there could be no greater man than his father himself. This brave remark of Gobind Rai settled the issue finally. Guru Tegh Bahadur ji left for Delhi and made the supreme sacrifice on November II, 1675 in Chandni Chowk, for the cause of truth, dharma and freedom of faith of the masses.
Remarks Mattan, also called Martand, is an ancient town 4 kms north of Anantnag & 60 km from Srinagar. Its building constructed by Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa was replaced by the present one during the 1890s. It comprises of a triangular hall with the sanctum at one end and a verandah in front.
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