Gurudwara Shri Guru Ka Baag
In Village Sainsara the Distt Amritsar near Amritsar-Ajnala Road.
Associated with :
Guru Arjan Dev ji and Guru Teghbahadur ji
• GURUDWARA SHRI GURU KA BAAG is situated in Village Sainsara the Distt Amritsar. It is situated on Amritsar-Ajnala Road. This holy place is in rememberance of SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI. When Raja Hari Sen came to Amritsar, GURU SAHIB uttered these words
"Lekh na Mitye he sakhi jo likhya kartar".
• GURU SAHIB showed future of next 40 years to Raja Hari Sen in his dreams. After SHRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI, SHRI GURU TEG BAHADUR SAHIB JI came here. GURU SAHIB stayed at sikhs house for 9 Months, 9 days and 9 hours. SHRI GURU TEGBAHADUR SAHIB JI used to meditate here during that time. GURU SAHIB planted trees here and named it GURU KA BAAG. GURU SAHIB also blessed this place as
"Jehra akhoo GURU ka Baag uhnoo lagange Bhaag".
Like most Gurudwaras, the management of these two had passed, long ago, during mid 18th century, into the hands of mahants (abbots or caretakers) who belonged to the monastic order of Udasi Sikhs, an order started by one of Guru Nanak's sons. The order had once been closely associated with Sikhi with its members often spreading Sikhi at one time. When the brave Sikhs had prices on their heads, and the Sikh Warriors, were fighting against the Mughals, a period of chaos, and hardship, and also known as the period of Sikh Martyrdom, and the founding of the Sikh Misls, In the same period, the Mahants whose appearance was more like that of a Hindu Sadhu, were asked to take care of only some of the Gurudwaras, which were Nankana Sahib, Panja Sahib, Guru Ka Bagh, and some Gurudwaras, around Anandpur Sahib. After 1849, fall of the Sikh Kingdom of Punjab, the mahants had Started to, grown apart from the Sikh religion and had started including Corrupt rituals and ceremonies in the Gurwaras that Sikhs found beadabe (sacreligious). The grant of jagirs to such sacred places in the times of the 18th century Sikh misls and the days of the many 19th century Sikh kingdoms, as well as the offerings of the devotees had made the custodians wealthy men who had become accustomed to luxury. Many of them had, like the Hindu Priests who passed the 'ownership' of a Mandir down through their family, begun to think of themselves as the owners of the Gurudwaras, and made It like their House. At Guru-ka-Bagh, the Sikh reformers' capacity for suffering and their capacity for resistance was put to the test. Many Gurudwaras had been regained through peaceful resistance, this one would prove to be a far more challenging task.