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Gurudwara Mehdiana Sahib – The Gurudwara

Mehdiana Sahib Gurudwara SahibThere is a Gurudwara by the name Mehdiana Sahib at a distance of around 30 kilometers from Moga. It falls close to the Lopo village, but doesnt come under any village and stands alone amidst many farms. This Gurudwara is also not under the control of SGPC and Hence is run by private hands.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji came here while traveling across the Malwa region. During the Mughal rule, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji while delighting the followers of Raikot, Lamme Jattpure & Manuke village, reached Mehdiana Dhaab (A natural water reservoir) and stopped to look at the holy water of the Dhaab. The nearest habitation was 2-3 miles away. At this Dhaab, Guru Gobind Singh Ji & the followers did Daatan (Piece of a twig of tree used as tooth brush) and took baths. Then the Dasvin Guru began his morning’s meditation. Bhai Daya Singh Ji asked his Guru that as the Singhs and their families were now parted, what would be the next step they should take.

Guru Sahib instantly put the Teg on his chest and said, “Bhai Daya Singh I have returned the Debt and have become victorious.”

Guru Sahib Ji answered Bhai Daya Singh’s question with humbleness saying, “Singh and Tiger are king of the same jungle. Singhs should keep faith in Almighty.” Bhai Daya Singh Ji again requested Guru Ji on behalf of all the Sikh followers to which Guru Gobind Singh Ji humbly said:

“Singho Dhaende Desh Da Jadon Sahara Nahin Si Udo Pita Nu Desh Te Variya Main|
Mata Gujri Sirhind De Vich Gujri Sama Gujareya Jiven Gujareya Main|
Char Puttar San bakshe Parmatma Ne Oh Vi Joda Joda Kar Ke Variya Main|
Mainu Shahenshaw Na Tusi Kaho Singho Kishtan naal Hai Karza Utareya Main|”
Sangat is bigger than Guru”.
Sent father to Delhi on Kashmiri Pandits plea,
then on Sangat’s request left Anandpur Sahib,
left Chamkaur Garhi on Sangat’s request,
now you are asking me on Sangat’s behalf.

It was evening by the time the discussions were going on and on Sangat’s request, he prepared his mind to begin writing the Zafarnama. There was no place to stay on the Dhaab, so Guru Sahib went to village Chakkar. The next day going via village Takhtupura, village Madhe and village Deena Sahib, he made his mind to stay with Lakhmir and Shamir. Here he wrote the Zafarnama and sent it to Auranzeb in Aurangabad in the hands of Bhai Daya Singh and Bhai Dharam Singh. This place has Guru Ji’s blessing, so whoever comes here with a wish, his prayer doesn’t go unanswered.

In the Part 2 we will write more about the sculptors and how them came about.

Gurudwara mehndiana mehtiana sahib
Gurudwara Mehndiana sometimes known as Mehtiana Sahib near Moga.

Akali Fulla Singh Ji Nahing Singh Ji Sculpture mehtiana sikhism
Akali Foola Singh Ji Nahing Singh Ji Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Hari Singh Nalua Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Sardar Hari Singh Nalua Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Sardar Sham Singh Atari Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Sardar Sham Singh Atari Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Baba Deep Singh Ji Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Baba Deep Singh Ji Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Banda Bahadur Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Banda Bahadur Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga
Meer Manu and his torture of Sikh women Sikh Sculpture in Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib Near Moga

Sukha Singh and Mehtab Singh who beheaded Massa Rangad
Mehtab Singh Meerkotia

Sukha Singh and Mehtab Singh who beheaded Massa Rangad
Sukha Singh Madi Kaboki Wala

Sukha Singh and Mehtab Singh who beheaded Massa Rangad
Sukha Singh and Mehtab Singh who beheaded Massa Rangad (3237)

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25 Responses to “Gurudwara Mehdiana Sahib – The Gurudwara”

  1. September 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Nice addition. Have enjoyed the visit. See you soon. I wait for next postings. You do it well. Keep it up.

  2. June 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    I Manpreet SINGH Oberoi will like to share on HOW to publicize ? and save the Sikh sculptures at Gurudwara Mehndiana Sahib? At present Gurudwara management need funds to maintain & construct more sculptures. I am ready to come forward but YOUR KIND support is must.
    ADDING AUDIO SPEECH & effects will give promotion and I am working on the same.

  3. Tari
    March 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    @parvinder Plz tell me about Tara Singh ji, his date of birth, birth place, parents name’s please..

    • Indy Nandhray
      March 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

      Hi Tari,

      Sarder Tara Singh Nandhray is my Dads oldest brother he took over the work from my Grandfather Late Sarder Joginder Singh Nandhray (didnt really know my grandmother), dont really know his birth date haven’t asked to be honest but his is probably in his late 80′s early 90′s now, must ask him when i’m next in India. the family are from Raikot dist Ludihana.

      if you want to chat further get in touch!!

      Regards

      Indy

  4. March 2, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    I really like all 3 Gurdwara Mehdiana Sahib in the painting.

  5. December 5, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    hi, how many matyrs’s statue in mansa district tel me plz .

  6. sonysaddowalia
    May 16, 2011 at 4:52 am #

    22 g ssa sab nu bahut wadyia lagga gurudwara mehdiana sahib dekh ke mein ethey 13 saal study kiti a nursery to 10th tak ik 22 ne pics kisne banyia ware puchya pehla 22 g jehre artist banunde si ohna de band kartia banaunyian hun 22 iqbal bana reh eh sab kuj oh othey hi school vich rehnde a

    • May 20, 2011 at 7:12 am #

      The Gurudwara is not in a terrible state.

  7. giani thakur singh
    March 8, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    pl let me know the name of artist of these scluptures we also want to make a portraite of mata sahib kaur

  8. Jasbir Singh Mehta
    February 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    It is a very good, holy place. I first visited in the year 1992 & I astonished to see the artistic beauty, art shown by the respected artists. Govt of punjab should recognise the art works services provided the great artists. Mr parvinder singh ji yours parents are gem who presented the history in true scenes. Convey my regards to them.

  9. parvinder singh
    November 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    hello sir
    i am glad to see all these statues as these are constructed by my FATHER S. TARA SINGH ARTIST RAIKOT
    i m thankful for love n affection given by all d people,,,,

    me parvinder singh n i want to tell some thing more
    firstly mere grand father s. Joginder singh ne ess Gurudwara Sahib di bulding ready kitti,,,fer mere Father ne ethe 27 years statues banaye,,,,n main v apne father naal 15 years ethe work kita,,,
    n these days em working with my father in my town Raekot,,,,near Gurudwara Tahliana sahib, barnala bye pass,,, (Raekot distt. ludhiana………….)
    if it is possible plz call me

    • November 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

      Thats great to see you posting here at PP. We do have some information on Tara singh ji. We guess Zora Singh ji is the one who has established Gurudwara Mehtiana Sahib.

  10. Manpreet
    August 24, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

    Hello,

    Thats really nice effort done by you i have been there as kid but wana go back when i cum back.

    MKS

    • November 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

      Please do go there and you will be shocked by the state of affairs

  11. JATINDER
    August 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    bro. its not maanke{Maanke village}…..its manuke …………….te eh gurudwara sade pind di jooh ch hai …………i m from manuke …………….thnx

    • August 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

      I’m not that familiar with the Moga District. I will correct my mistake. Thanks for the correction.

      • parvinder singh
        November 2, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

        hello sir
        i am glad to see all these statues as these are constructed by my FATHER S. TARA SINGH ARTIST RAIKOT
        i m thankful for love n affection given by all d people,,,,

        me parvinder singh n i want to tell some thing more
        firstly mere grand father s. Joginder singh ne ess Gurudwara Sahib di bulding ready kitti,,,fer mere Father ne ethe 27 years statues banaye,,,,n main v apne father naal 15 years ethe work kita,,,
        n these days em working with my father in my town Raekot,,,,near Gurudwara Tahliana sahib, barnala bye pass,,, (Raekot distt. ludhiana………….)

        • Tari
          March 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

          @parvinder Plz tell me about Tara Singh ji, his date of birth, birth place, parents name’s please.. And ki word ARTIST ohna de naam da hi hissa hai? I mean what is his original surname. Plz answer all questions please. I want to know everything about the great artist.

  12. sukhdhillon
    August 22, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    waheguru….jehre desa videsha vich is web naal juree ne 22 ji ohna waste bahut aa eh….bahut bahut dhanwaad ji

    • August 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

      Koshish ta ehi a ji.In 3 articles i have tried to cover all the sculptures of Mehdiana sahib.

  13. DrGurtej
    August 22, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Continous Excellent work…………

    • August 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

      Thanks baiji. two more parts are coming up.

  14. sukhjeet brar
    August 22, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    Gurdwara mehndiana bare bauht wadhiya lekh likhya bobby bai ji..
    Sikh itihaas de sardar surmeya, singhniya te bacheya de balidan te jazbe dekh namskar hi ho sakdi hai.

    • August 22, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

      Mein khaas Moge to Mehdiana Sahib geya c. Bahut pehlan jadon mein kaafi chota udon v mein ethe geya c. Udon ghat butt bane c. Mein badi der to eh article banauna chahunda c.hale 2 hor part ne jina vich mein saare sculptors dian photograhs share keetian ne.

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