Panja Sahib is synonymous with the legend of this stone. 350 hostels surround the central structure in two storey tiers, for visitors. This blog is an expression of our love for Pakistan and gratitude for the privileged life we live here. The Tribune, the largest selling English daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. 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We went into the inner sanctum of the Gurdwara wearing the yellow bandanna. What happened was that while on return journey from a sabbatical to the Middle East in the 16th century, Guru Nanak sahib stopped over at Hasanabdal and started preaching to the local population. For other Sikh Gurdwaras in Pakistan, please follow these links. We then paid off the son of a foul tempered land lady that lived in the compound of the sole Hindu temple still standing at Hasanabdal to get pictures of Lord Ganesh. Sep 21, 2020 Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib is a gurdwara situated at Hassan Abdal, 48 kilometres (30 miles) from Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Wali Qanhari pushed a giant bolder towards Guru Nanak hoping to crush him. I was thinking fish kebab when the keeper told me the fish are sacred and are burnt, rather than thrown away when they die. 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Being a widely read saint, and an expert in both Islam and Hinduism, the locals started gravitating towards him. The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). Who travels in 400C temperature? I can only speculate that Guru Nanak Sahib chose Hasanabdal this site for preaching because of its strategic crossroad location on the East-West & North-South axis. The fish there were having the time of their lives. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Secretary Mark Es... Three PDP leaders resign over Mehbooba Mufti’s flag remark. When we decided to go to Guru Nanak Panja Sahib Gurdwara, one summer morning, the weather was not at all good for travelling. The highlight for Sikh pilgrims is the sarovar religious pond with ‘masheer’ fish enjoying their leisurely swim in crystal clear spring water. Taking cognisance of the incident, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal has sought the intervention of Union External Affairs Ministry to bring justice to the girl and her family. It was the girl’s father Pritam Singh, a granthi in Gurdwara Panja Sahib, who revealed the incident on social media that her daughter was missing for the past ten days. The hill which is 1.5 km's away is a nice walk with an excellent view. Panja Sahib was actually constructed at a grand scale by Hari Singh (1895-1961), after Ranjit Singh did the foundations. Des Punjab TV is established to bring live Gurbani from Guru Nanak Dev Ji's gurdwara at Nankana Sahib and also live Kirtan from Panja Sahib Hasan Abdal, Kartarpur and many more gurdwaras from Pakistan. To see the video of Punja Sahib, click this link. Its primary goal is to make historical Gurdwaras, shrines and holy sites in various cities of Pakistan, India and other countries, accessible to Sikhs all over the world. Guru Nanak visited the place during one of his journeys and taught a very important lesson to an arrogant merchant who lived here. I felt like an American ninja contestant driving towards Panja Sahib Gurdwara in Hasanabdal. We saw Grant Sahib and the elaborately decorated interior. This is one of the most holy places of Sikhism because of the presence of a rock believed to have the hand print of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji imprinted on it. Designed and Developed by: Grazitti Interactive, Book Meanwhile, a case was registered against an “unknown abductor” immediately after the girl’s father had filed a complaint. Do notice the original garden full of fruit trees and flower heavily encroached upon by locals. India, US to ink landmark defence pact on Tuesday, say officials. Later on I heard the beautiful langar khana was scorched in an electric short circuit fire, by not toasted, thanks God. I talked to the Granti (script narrator) of the Gurdwara and he told me of the great families like Chawla, Sehni, Garewal, and Mukejah who once ruled the land. USCIRF Annual Report 2020 notes that in Hindu, Christian, and Sikh communities, young women, often underage, continue to be kidnapped for forced conversion to Islam, and that 1,000 women are forcibly converted to Islam each year. The granite quarry graveyard, potholed highway, crazy Qing-Qi traffic and Sunday car-sale at Hasanabdal chowk would rattle the sanest of minds. I wish I could have translated the Panja Sahib history in to Urdu for everyone to read. This includes the abduction and forced conversion of Jagjit Kaur, daughter of a granthi in Nankana Sahib last year, and more recently, the abduction of Mulbaul Kaur, daughter of a granthi of Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib. It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising five eminent persons as trustees. Guru Nanak sent Bhai Mardana to Wali Qandhari 3 times so he could provide him and the villagers with water to quench their thirst. I would suggest capping the trip to Hasanabdal with a hike to the Saint Wali Kandhari top to get a birds eye view of the surroundings. In order to protest the prevalent miscreant forced religious conversion of young Sikh girls to Islam in Pakistan, Delhi’s Shiromani Akali Dal unit on Monday protested against the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib is a gurdwara situated at Hassan Abdal, 48 kilometres (30 miles) from Rawalpindi in Pakistan. The curiosity of knowing the legend of Baba Guru Nanak, Guru Nanak Gurdwara and Panja Sahib stone and holy water was too much to let go. A few steps downwards lay the sacred stone that the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Jee (1469-1539) touched with his hand. The real kicker is that Saint Wali pushed a boulder down towards Guru Nanak sahib and the Guru stopped the boulder with just one hand. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta tells a Bench led by CJI SA B... 21-year-old girl student shot dead outside Faridabad college. In his message, he had feared the forcible conversion of her religion. The rock boulder was putty in the hand of the Guru and his hand imprint lasts to this day. Still visible is the sacred rock with the hand print of Guru Nanak. It was the girl’s father Pritam Singh, a granthi in Gurdwara Panja Sahib, who revealed the incident on social media that her daughter was missing for the past ten days. Guru Nanak moved a boulder at the foothill of the mountain and a perennial spring gushed forth — effectively cutting off the water supply to the Saint Wali Kandhari. In spite of this, Mardana still very politely stuck to his demand. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term. Hari Singh Nalwa is credited with having built the first gurdwara at this place. This is the Google Maps image route and pictures of Baba Guru Nanak Gurdwara. These fervent followers felt they would inspire divine intervention the same way Guru Nanak did when he stopped the boulder — alas, it wasn’t to be! Bhai Mardana quenched his thirst and felt grateful to the Guru. Nothing tastes better than a free meal, that’s for sure. ', Guru Nanak replied, 'Bhai Mardana, repeat the name of God, the almighty; and drink the water to your heart's content.'. I felt like saying ‘Wahe Guru da Khalsa – Wahe Guru di Fateh!’. We had mithay chowl (sweet rice) from the free langar at the Gurdwara. I went to the lower deck of the main courtyard, in to the catacombs below. Sikhs visit this Gurdwara from all over the world. Nonetheless, the PSGPC officials along with the girl’s family members met Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri in the presence of Punjab’s Minister for Minority Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine and chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Dr Aamir Ahmad and apprised them of the disappearance of the girl.