Gurdwara Patshahi Dasvin Patta Sahib, Kurukshetra

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Patshahi Dasvin Patta Sahib Address Kurukshetra
Zipcode Phone 91 9466271259
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History When Guru Gobind Singh ji came to Kurukshetra on the occasion of the solar eclipse fair in 1702-03, he camped at the place now occupied by this Gurdwara. It was, as it still is, the custom to give rich presents as alms to Brahmans during the eclipse, and receive their benediction in the belief that this would relieve the Sun-god from the clutches of demons eating him away (as the eclipse had been traditionally interpreted), and also earn, for the donors, riches in the hereafter. Guru Gobind Singhji found a novel way of dispelling this misbelief. He loaded a donkey with costly presents and asked the Brahmans to take it as alms. The Brahmans coveted the presents but hesitated to catch the donkey, lest they are polluted by touching the lowly and unholy animal. The sight amused the onlookers who gathered around the Guruji. This was what the Guru had desired. He explained to the people the absurdity of relating the eclipses to mythical gods and demons and the futility of giving alms to greedy priests. The Guru was, however, pleased with Mani Ram, one of the Brahmans, who, undeterred by other priest's threats of excommunication, took hold of the donkey as Guru's grace and asked for his blessings. Guru Gobind Singh ji gave him a hukamnama and a dagger as a relic.
Remarks Its 5 kms from Pipli and sharing auto charges Rs 10 . To visit historical Gurdwaras in Kurukshetra , contact Happy Sharma 91 9896513010 who runs an auto in this city.
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