Gurudwara Panjokhra Sahib Patshahi 8, Ambala

Gurdwara Name Gurudwara Panjokhra Sahib Patshahi 8 Address Panjokhra Sahib, Ambala
Zipcode Phone 0171 2679105
Fax Contact Email
Sarai Available yes Sarai Contact Information 07876701633 Ranjit Singh
Sarai facilities 32 individual rooms , beds, attached bath at rs 100/day and 8 halls free of cost.
Sarai Room Count 32
Website URL
History The Gurdwara is dedicated to the memory of the eighth Guru Sri Harkrishanji. He visited this place on his way to Delhi. The Guruji during his journey, from Kiratpur to Panjokhra, travelled through Ropar, Banur, Raipura and Ambala. Along the way he gave the universal message of Guru Nanak Devji, to disciples, who came to call on him. As he neared Panjokhra, a disciple spoke with humility, "Respected Sangats are coming from Peshawar, Kabul and Kashmir for Darshan. Kindly stay at Panjokhra for a few days so that they may have the chance of seeing their beloved spiritual perceptor." The Guruji agreed to extend his stay in this village. There lived a learned Pandit, Lal Chand by name, who was proud of his caste as well as of his learning. He came to see the Guruji with devotion and asked, "It is said that you sit on the gaddi of Guru Nanak, but what do you know of the old religious books?" By chance Chhaju Ram, an illiterate dark-skinned village water carrier happened to pass by at that moment. Guru Harkrishan asked one Dargah Mal to call him. As Chhaju Ram came, the Guruji enquired if he would explain to the Pandit the gist of Bhagavatgita. Saying so, the Guruji placed his stick over the head of the water carrier, who astonished every one by giving a convincing commentary on the sacred book. Lal Chand's pride was overcome. Humbly he fell at the Guruji's feet. Both he and Chhaju Ram became the disciples of the great Guru and travelled with him upto Kurukshetra. It is said that Pandit Lal Chand entered the fold of Khalsa, in Guru Gobind Singhji's time and took the name, Lal Singh. He met with a hero's death fighting in the battle of Chamkaur, on December 7, 1705. According to historical records, Guru Harkrishanji on reaching village Panlokhra, made a boundry of sand and said that any one who wanted to see him, should stand there, make his supplication and he would have his desire fulfilled. A shrine has been built at the site
Remarks It is situated on the Ambala-Naraingarh road and nearest point is Ambala Cantt bus stand/ railway station from where you can hire an auto or go by bus.