Gurudwara Tahliana Sahib

Gurudwara Shri Tahliana Sahib is situated in the Raikot city of Ludhiana Distt. Guru Sahib came here all the from Machiwara Sahib via Alamgeer Sahib. When Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj came to this place at that time, Paali Noora Maahi of Rai Kalle used to graze cattle. Guru Ji asked him to provide milk to which Noora requested that he had just milked the buffaloes. Then Guru Ji pointed towards one of the buffaloes & asked him to milk that buffalo to which Noora replied that he doesn't have a utensil. GURU SAHIB then & there gave him Ganga Sagar around which there were 288 holes. Noora tied the buffalo to one Karaunda shrub & was astonished to see that when the buffalo gave milk, inspite of the 288 holes in the Ganga Sagar, the milk did not come out. On seeing this miracle, Noora was very happy & told the whole story to Rai Kalle following which all the people came to have glimpse of Guru Ji.

Sitting at this place Guru Gobind Singh Ji asked Rai Kalle to provide some horse riders, so that he could send them to Sirhind to get news about Mata Gujri Ji & younger Sahibjada's. Rai Kalle accepted the service at once & sent Noora to Sirhind to get news about Mata Gujri & younger Sahibjada's as Noora's sister Nooran was married at Sirhind. Noora accepted the order & went to his sister in Sirhind. On hearing about Mata Gujri & Sahibjada's, he came back to Raikot & told the whole story to Guru Ji that younger Sahibjada's had been martyred by bricking them alive as the Sahibjada's didn't accept Islam. On hearing the news, Guru Ji dug out the root of Kaahi's plant with the help of his arrow & declared that Mughal rule roots have been dug. At that time, Rai Kalle requested that he is also a Turkish. Guru Ji was very pleased with Rai Kalle's service so Guru Ji presented him a Sword (Khanda), Ganga Sagar (with 288 holes) & a Rehal and said that till the time you keep good care of these things, nothing would happen to your rule.

Till 1947 the Ganga Sagar was displayed by Khan Bahadur Rai Inayat Khan for darshan by sangat who use to walk bare-footed from Gurdwara Tahliana Sahib in Raikot, Distt. Ludhian(Punjab) India.

The present owner of Ganga Sagar is Rai Azizzulah Khan (the 9th generation descendant of Rai Kalha III), a grandson of Khan Bahadur Rai Inayat Khan and the heir of the Rai family who have kept his sacred gift of Guru Gobin Singh Ji with great respect and care for almost 300 years.

 
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