Gurdwara Lohgarh Dina, Dina

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Lohgarh Dina Address Sri Guru Gobind Singh Marg , Dina, Moga
Zipcode Phone 8437008070
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Sarai facilities No beds , free of cost
Sarai Room Count 2
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History Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, after evacuating Anandpur Sahib in December 1705 A.D, came here and stayed for a few days. Guruji was served with devotion by Chaudhari Shamir and Lakhmir, grandsons of the local chief Rai Jodh who fought on the side of Guru Hargobind Ji in the battle of Mehraj in December 1634. Guruji enlisted several Sikh warriors of the Brar clan. It was at this very place that Guruji wrote the famous letter in the Persian language “Zafarnama” to Emperor Aurangzeb(The Letter of Victory) at of the darkest times of his life. Most of the Sikhs had been scattered or killed including the Guruji's four sons. In the letter Guru Gobind Singhji starts by praising God and then goes on to condemn Aurangzeb for his failure as a ruler, for his communalism and for breaking his oath on the Koran to grant the Sikhs safe passage. Guru Gobind Singhji wrote that when all peaceful means have failed, it is righteous to draw the sword to fight tyranny. The Guruji describes the bloody battle of Chamkaur and invites Aurangzeb to visit him even though he has killed his four sons. The letter was personally delivered to the emperor in the Deccan by the Guruji's two trusted Sikhs Bhai Daya Singh and Bhai Dharam Singh. Upon reading the letter the emperor was filled with remorse and asked Guru Gobind Singh ji to come visit him, but Aurangzeb died shortly thereafter in 1707.