Gurdwara Shri Dukhniwaran Sahib, Patiala, Patiala

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  • We come here regularly. As with all the Gurudwaras, it is also a peaceful place. Must visit. Take blessings of the God!  more »
  • It's said to be built by the ninth Guru of Sikhs. You will find people from every religion coming over to Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib. As the name suggests, it is believed that if you pray in this Gu...  more »
  • Peaceful environment very good ambience a secured and a calm place in the City Patiala I visit their daily to feel myself peacefully  more »
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  • It is a must visit place in Patiala. It is a prayer place for sikh community. One must cover their head with cloth and must be bare feet to enter it. It has its own spiritual vibes and one feels relaxed here. People here are all helpful and will guide anyone properly who need any kind of help. They also got a Sarovar (Sacred water pond) and the best day to visit is the fifth day of the light half of each lunar month as there is a big gathering here.
  • Gurdwara Shri Dukh Niwaran Sahib Patiala the holy shrine of Sikhism and is situated at Sirhind Road Patiala (earlier Lehal Village) which is in close proximity of Patiala Bus Stand and Patiala Railway Station. As per and old handwritten document which is still present in the Gurdwara, a villager named Bhag Ram of Lehal went to the neighboring town of Saifabad (currently Bahadurgarh) and requested Shri Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur Ji to visit Lehal village and bless that area which was captivated by a deadly and mysterious disease. After hearing this, Shri Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur Ji went to Lehal village on Magh Sudi 5, 1728 Bikram i.e. 24th January 1672. Guru ji spent some time alongside the village pond by preaching and meditating under a Banyan tree. Shortly thereafter the village got rid of that deadly disease. Dukniwaran Sahib was the name given to the place where Guru Ji sat which literally means the ‘eradicator of suffering’. The pond became famous for its curing virtues.  This Sikh shrine is located in the small village of Lehal which is now a part of Patiala city. A local tradition says that one Bhag Ram, a villager of the jhivar caste from Lehal village, went to the nearby town of Saifabad (now Bahadurgarh) to meet the visiting Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur. He pleaded with the Guru to visit and bless Lehal village so that its inhabitants could get rid of a mysterious sickness which had been plaguing the village for a long time. Shortly thereafter, the Guru visited the village and often sat meditating and preaching under a banyan tree by the side of the village pond. The village was soon rid    of the sickness. The place where the Guru sat came to be known as Dukh Nivaran, meaning the eradicator of suffering. Devotees visiting the shrine have great faith in the healing qualities of the water in the sacred tank (sarovar) by the gurdwara. Apart from the shrine and the sacred tank, there is huge building complex spread over several acres. It now also has a big multistoried rest house where devotees can stay overnight for a few days. The shrine now has a two-storey gateway with beautiful mirror work on its inner walls and a black and white marble floor. On the left of the pathway leading to the main building of the shrine is a small ornate glass case marking the site where Guru Tegh Bahadur once sat under the banyan tree. The central two-storey building has a domed pavilion on its top, and is built on a raised base with a domed chamber at each of its four corners. The lotus dome on the top is pinnacled and has a round sun window on each side. There are domed pavilions at the corners. The floor in interior of the hall is paved with marble slabs in grey and white. The ceiling has stucco work in floral design while the walls are covered with white marble. The sacred book of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib is placed under a richly decorated cloth canopy at the end of the main hall. To the right is the sacred tank for the pilgrims to bathe in. Just before sunset, the main building of the shrine with its gold-plated domes and the water of the sacred tank reflecting the changing colours of the evening sky in the backdrop, present an unforgettable sight. Devotees can be seen sitting here for hours listening to the soft sounds of ‘kirtan’ (hymns) being played on the loudspeakers. On the left of the shrine is a massive hall called the Guru ka Langar (the Guru’s community kitchen), where visitors of all castes and religions can enjoy free meals several times a day. The shrine now has underground as well as overground parking lots for the vehicles of the visitors which can even accommodate buses and trucks. On the fifth day of the light half of each lunar month, a large number of devotees throng the shrine to pay obeisance and have a dip in the sacred tank for the festival of Basant Panchami which is held every year to mark the visit of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. The shrine is being administered by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, a mini-parliament of the Sikhs based in Amritsar in Punjab.
  • Punjabi read - veero gurudwara andar apne sman da aaap dyan rakhna g kyu ki regular chori de case bahut jayada sahmne aa rahe ne .. and gurudwara committee v ehna naal mili hoyi lagdi hai.. kyu ki chora te koi v action ni karda English read - gurudwara is situated in heart of city. One can fell Peace here with kirtan . You need to take care of yourself because pickpockets are regular here. They will stole you valuable stuff like wallet phone money and you will not came to know. Seems to be gurudwara committee members and police know everything and no action taken on this and i am hearing regular news of stolen stuff reported by person.
  • Amazing place for peace of mind. Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Tegbahadar Sahib Jee
  • Went to this Gurudwara in Patiala during my early days of arrival only. A very good experience to be in such kind of holy place. Sitting next to the SAROVAR inside and listening to the chants was a soothing experience. Nice place.
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