Gurdwara Shri Gani Khan Nabhi Khan, Machhiwara

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Shri Gani Khan Nabhi Khan Address Sri Guru Gobind Singh Marg , Machiwara, Dist. Ludhiana
Zipcode Phone 91 9815746559
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Website URL http://ghanikhannabikhan.com/
History This holy land of Machiwara Sahib was once traversed by Guru Gobind Singhji who came here from Gulabe & Punjabe's house. Gani Khan and his brother Nabi Khan were well aware of the danger that Guru Gobind Singhji was in, yet even though they were Muslims their respect for the Sikh Guru were such that they risked certain death, if caught, and traveled to meet with him asking him to come to the safety of their home. Along their way they noticed that there were way too many informers roaming around so they suggested that the Guruji should have his clothes colored blue, as it would be easier and far safer for them to travel. And so a dyer was called for. When the dyer arrived Guru ji requested that he recolor his clothing blue-a color then associated with Sufi Sants. The dyer then told the Guruji that he could do as he wished, but he added that the clothes could only be dyed when a matti (a large earthen pot) was fully prepared and that would takes 3 days once the dye was put in. The Guru told the tradesman that he had already had a matti prepared, when the dyer went in the next room and saw it, he was amazed to see the matti already boiling in the proper dye. The dyer, now sure, that the Guruji was a true 'Hermit of God', realized that he should ask for some boon from him. After coloring the clothes and presenting them at the Guru's feet, the dyer stood with his hands pressed together. Guru JI the man some coins, but the dyer refused to take money. Guru Ji asked him then what did he want? The dyer asked his blessing so that he might have a child. Then added a second request saying, "as I am unable to earn enough for a living and am not able to pay off the debt I owe for the dye I use, kindly bless me. Guru Gobind Singh replied saying, "the matti in which you have colored my clothes will never again require that any coloring be added to it. Just dip in your cloth and whatever color you think in your heart, the cloth will become that color. Keep the matti covered and do not tell this secret to anyone. The place where the dyer got happy and went away, GURUDWARA CHAUBARA SAHIB exists on that place which is around 500 yards from this place where you can visit & see the Matti sahib. Gani Khan Nabi Khan requested that even they do not have any child to which SATGURU JI said that your service has already been accepted & whatever blessings were given are listed in the HUKAMNAMA. DASHMESH PITA stayed at this place for 2 days & 2 nights. From this place, GURU JI along with Gani Khan, Nabi Khan, Bhai Daya Singh Ji, Bhai Dharam Singh Ji, Bhai Maan Singh Ji went to GURUDWARA KIRPAN BHET SAHIB in a Paalki, which is about 2 kms away from this place, going through GURUDWARA KATANA SAHIB via village Rampura Kanech went towards Alamgir. This town was owned by Rana Udho Singh Ghorewaha who received Rahon as a Jagir by Akbar the Great in return for his capturing of the rebel General Bairam Khan. This town and many surrounding it were owned by Ghorewaha Rajputs. As of 2001 India census, Machhiwara had a population of 18,363. This place is located at 95 km from Anandpur Sahib and 31 km from Chamkaur Sahib. If you want taxi in Machiwara to visit nearby historical gurdwaras , contact Tarsem Singh 9915288854 and for any local help, contact Kultar Singh at 9463318772 , Ajay Kumar 9814244712. Chandigarh to Samrala by bus is 1.15hrs , fare Rs 34 and from Samrala to Machiwara is 9 kms and fare is Rs 5 . You can get down on the main road and walk for 2 kms to reach Gurdwara Kirpan bhent and then take an auto for Rs 5 to Machiwara bus stand from where you can go to other gurdwaras.
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