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Gurdwara Badshahi Bagh Sahib

Gurdwara Badshahi Bagh Sahib is situated on the Ambala-Hisar Road, near the District Courts, in Ambala of Haryana. It memorizes the visit of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, who stayed here during his excursions to Lakhnaur in 1670.

According to the legend, Guru Gobind Singh, at the time of his hunting trip on his horse, came to a garden located outside Ambala. He was then a boy of eight years, and had his white hawk with him. Pir Amir Din, the custodian of the Muslim shrines of the city, was the owner of the garden. Pir was there with his black hawk. When saw Guruji’s white hawk, Pir planned to take it. He challenged the Guru for a fight between two hawks. Guruji, aware of the intention of the Pir, refused his proposal.

Guruji suggested that he would make sparrows fight the Pir’s hawk. He called upon two sparrows that were sitting on a tree to fight with the hawk. The violent fight of the sparrows seriously injured the hawk. It was finally dead about a kilometer away, near Labbu ka Talab, the site of Gurdwara Gobind Pura Sahib.

After this incident, the Pir built a platform in honor of the Guru. There is a tank near the Gurdwara. A festival is held here during Baisakhi, which is regarded as the birthday of Khalsa Panth.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Ambala
Location: Ambala    


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