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Gurdwara Sri Kair Sahib

Location - Jaisak, Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan

Associated with - Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji

Sikh Artifacts - None

Sarovar - Yes

Sarai - Yes

Gurdwara Kair Sahib was built to commemorate the visit of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji.

The Gurdwara is located in the village of Jai Sukh Wala which is located on the main road from Mandi Bahauddin to Marala.

Mandi Bahauddin (Urdu: منڈی ب۝اؤالدین) is the capital of Mandi Bahauddin District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Jai Sukh wala is within the jurisdiction of P.S. and Tehsil Mandi-Bahauddin. Mandi (Market) was added to Bahauddin after the establishment of a grain market in the area.

Guru Nanak arrived in this village on his way from Dinga at a time when an angered mystic was attempting to punish the villagers with a curse.

Guru Ji prevailed upon him to abandon his idea of placing a curse upon the village, convincing him that the right to punish others in such a manner, was in the domain of God.

Bhai Bhag, the grandson of that mystic, is known to have led a simple and fair life. His grave displays its beauty in the cool shade of a tree on the other side of the sarovar of the Gurdwara.

During the reign of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh this beautiful 3 storey Gurdwara Sahib was constructed. Two elegant sarovars were built on the left side of the Gurdwara, with one of the sarovars being used for women.

A big sarai was built here to provide accommodation to visiting sangats. However, about 100 families are currently settled in it, having divided the building among themselves. A police official, who has made his home in the Prakash asthan (Darbar Sahib), does not allow anyone to visit the site.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh had bestowed an estate with an annual income of 5,000 rupees and 40 squares of agricultural land to support this Gurdwara. No information on what has happened to that land is currently known. Fairs used to be held here on Visakhi, Chaiter and Bhadun.

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