Gurudwara Shri Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
In Village Gurdas Nangal, Distt Gurdaspur.
Associated with :
Guru Gobind Singh Ji
• GURUDWARA SHRI BANDA SINGH JI BAHADUR SAHIB is situated in the Village Gurdas Nangal teh Pathankot of Gurdaspur District. This Gurudwara is situated at a distance of 11 Km from Dina Nagar Railway Station and 7 km West of Gurdaspur City on Dinanagar-Narot Jaimal Singh road in Village Gurdas Nangal.
• Banda Singh Bahadur was born in a Minhas Rajput family, at Rajouri in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir. His childhood name was Lachman Dev. Baba ji used to practise Wrestling, horseback riding, and hunting in
childhood. Once Baba Ji shot a doe and was shocked to watch the mother and her aborted fawn writhing in pain and dying. After this gloomy scene, he had a change of heart. Baba Ji left his home and became a disciple of a Bairagi Sadhu, Janaki Das, who gave him the name, Madho Das. In the company of the Sadhu he traveled through Northern India and finally arrived at Nanded (in present-day Maharashtra), situated on the bank of the river Godavari, where he built a hut to meditate upon. When SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI came to the Deccan along with the Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah He came here to Madho Das’ hut. Madho Das was away. He had learnt Tantra and was locally famous for his occult powers. He attempted to conjure his magic to humiliate GURU SAHIB, but his magic would not prevail on GURU SAHIB. Defeated he fell at the GURU SAHIB's feet GURU SAHIB asked him "Who are you?". Madho Das replied "i am Banda". GURU SAHIB asked "whose Banda?". Madho das replied "Your's". GURU SAHIB soon gave Banda the title of Bahadur. Banda was baptized and converted into the Sikh fold. GURU SAHIB gave him five arrows and sent him to Punjab to fight against the Mughals. He is popularly known as "Banda Bahadhur"
• Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur reached Punjab concouring Samana, Sadhaura, and Chapar Chidi. Finally Baba Banda Singh Ji concoured Sirhind. There was Sikh raj established after that. After six years Baba Ji and his army was sorrounded by Mughal Army at Gurdas-Nangal Garhi. Baba Ji and soldiers were Sorrounded for about 8 months, all the eatables and other necessary aminities were finished. Baba ji and all his men were arrested here and taken to Delhi. Pictures Taken on 1-Oct, 2010.
• The Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji sent Baba Banda Singh Bahadur alongwith some Sikhs to Punjab to fight against atrocities of Mughals. Baba Ji captured Banur and asked Sikhs to gather in large numbers to attack Sirhind.