Badshahi Bagh Gurudwara – Ambala

Guru Gobind Singh pronounced his famous words: ‘Chirian se main baj larun, tab gobind singh naam kahlon‘. (This is when I fight the sparrow fight I am called Gobind Singh).

Guru Gobind Singhji, who visited the place in 1670 during his visit to Lucknow.

The Gurdwara Badshahi Bagh reminds me of the visit of the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singhji, who visited the place in 1670 during his visit to Lucknow. One day while on a hunting trip on his horse, he came to a large garden outside the city of Ambala. Then only a young child of eight years, he was accompanied by his white eagle. The garden belonged to Pir Amir Din, the patron of the city’s Muslim temples. He was present in the garden at the same time. Pir Amir Din was with him a black eagle. After seeing Guruji’s white hawk, Pir liked it and started thinking about taking it himself.

He suggested a challenge to the Guru for a fight between the two arms. However, Guruji, realizing Pir’s true intentions, refused and said that instead of the hawk, he would prepare the sparrow to fight Pir’s eagle. Pir laughingly said that the sparrow was food for his eagle, but Guruji repeated his words. With this, Guruji summons two sparrows who were sitting on a tree to fight with the eagle. The sparrow fought so ruthlessly that the eagle was badly injured. He died about a kilometer away, near Labbo Ka Talab, the site of Gurdwara Gobindpura. Pir realized his stupidity and set a stage in honor of the Guru. It is here that Guru Gobind Singh spoke his famous words:

 “’Chirian se main baj larun, tab gobind singh naam kahlon”

Gurudwara Shri Badshahi B.J.P.G.

Every year on Baisakhi, which is considered as the birthday of the Khalsa Panth, a big festival is celebrated here. Keeping in mind the historical significance of the three holy temples, Haryana Tourism has established a new tourism complex ‘Kingfisher’; At a strategic site on the main highway.

The complex has 10 air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a swimming pool and other ancillary recreational facilities. Tourists en route to Simla, Chandigarh and Bhakra Nangal by road enjoy the facilities offered in this complex.

The gurudwara Gurdwara Badshahi Bagh was also founded by Sardar Mehar Singh of Nissanwali Musal. The Gurdwara Badshahi Bagh was destroyed by British shelling on a rebel force during the Revolt of 1857. It was rebuilt only in 1931 by Saint Gurmukh Singh of Patiala. Its current building however is the result of another reconstruction, this time by the saints of the Nirmala sect who are still managing it. The present building of Gurdwara Gobindpura is also a post-independence product.

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