Gurdwara Sri Mehdiana Sahib, Mehdiana

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Sri Mehdiana Sahib Address Sri Guru Gobind Singh Marg, Mehdiana , Teh Jagraon, Distt. Ludhiana
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History The gurdwara is built in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh. During the reign of the Mughal dynasty, Guruji travelled on horseback through Raikot, Jatpure and Manuke and reached Mehdiana. Impressed by the beauty of that place and the pure water of its pond he decided to rest there for a few days.In the vicinity of this gurdwara are the sculptures and statues of Sikh warriors who not only laid their lives for the sake of the religion but also endured torture at the hands of the Mughals. These statues depict soldiers, women and children being cut to pieces. Some sculptures show Bahi Kanya, one of the soldiers of Guru Gobind Singh, serving water not only to the wounded soldiers in their own army but also to wounded enemy soldiers. Through these sculptures Lakha not only aimed to depict history but also to educate people that religion was more important than their lives.He felt it was better to sacrifice one's life than to accept injustice and cruelty and lose one's self-respect. He has tried to show that the Sikh religion was born from the sacrifices of our ancestors and that religion should not be taken for granted. The importance of preserving one's self respect and the triumph of good over evil have been beautifully depicted in the sculptures and paintings. The gurdwara is a fine specimen of Sikh architecture. Crores of rupees have been spent on its construction. Exquisite meenakari work can be seen here. On the door of the eighth floor of the building is engraved the picture of Bhai Gurdas who is dictating the bagtan di bani to the fifth guru. On the walls of the gurdwara are engraved the pictures of Guru Gobind Singh's miracles along with his hymns and on the main door is shown Bhai Daya Singh Hura holding the horse of the Guru. Inside the main building of gurdwara a beautifully decorated Guru Granth Sahib is kept .It is famous for its architecture and monuments depicting important events in Sikh history. The gurdwara is also commonly known as the School of Sikh History.