Khalsa founder’s legacy alive at Yahiyaganj

LUCKNOW: Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh guru and the founding father of Khalsa is understood to the sector because the warrior saint, but not many of us know that he visited Lucknow and stayed within the town for two months and 13 days.

At a time when the city will likely be celebrating the 352nd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji, TOI takes a peak within the ancient gurdwara the place the guru stayed and the place his ‘hukamnamas’ are nonetheless preserved.

Gurdwara Yahiyaganj, constructed within the 17th century, bears historical importance because it used to be constructed within the reminiscence of Guru Teg Bahadur, the 9th Sikh guru, who stayed on the web site in Lucknow for 3 days while travelling from Patna Sahib through Varanasi, Ayodhya and Jaunpur in 1670. In 1672, his son Guru Gobind Singh visited where and stayed right here for two months and 13 days together with his mother, Mata Gujri and uncle Kripal Chand on manner from Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, to Patna Sahib. Gurdwara ‘gyani’ Paramjeet Singh mentioned, “Guru Gobind Singh used to be born in 1666. He stayed right here while travelling from Anandpur Sahib.”

Two ‘hukamnamas’ and a ‘mool mantra’ written via Guru Gobind Sinhgh himself, are housed within the gurdwara.

“Guru Maharaj wrote these hukamnamas in 1693 and 1701 during his stay at Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pradesh. He sent them to devotees in Lucknow directing them to send a large cannon and a few gold to Paonta Sahib. The hukamnamas comprise directions on ‘naam japo’, an order to meditate and chant ‘Waheguru’,” mentioned secretary Manmohan Singh.

“Guru Maharaj additionally wrote a ‘mool mantra’ (hymn) in 1686 specifically for devotees of the city. This mool mantra bureaucracy the first page of Sri Guru Granth Sahib kept on this gurdwara,” he added.

The 352nd birth anniversary will likely be a twin party this yr, coinciding with Lohri.

Kirtans and neighborhood feasts will likely be organized with priests from Amritsar and Dehradun coming to behavior rituals. “Five quintals of plant life will likely be used for adornment,” he added.

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