Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji , 9 th Patshahi, Baba Bakala

Gurdwara Name Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji , 9 th Patshahi Address Gurdwara Baba Bakala, near Beas
Zipcode 143202 Phone 01853 45575
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Sarai facilities 90 new rooms with attached bath and beds & 10 rooms with common bath having 6 beds & 2 halls having a capacity of 120 persons .
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History Here Makhan Shah Lubana declared from house top that he had found the true Guru. Before his death at Delhi on March30, 1664 Guru Harkrishan ji mumbled feebly 'Baba Bakala', thereby meaning that his successor was to be found at Bakala village in Amritsar. On that day, the only Baba at Bakala was Baba Tegh Bahadur ji and none else. But many imposters tried to grab the Guru Gaddi by posing themselves as the real Guru. Credit goes to Makhan Shah Lubana, a banjara trader from Jhelum district, for discovering the Guru. It is said that a ship carrying his goods was caught up in a storm. His life and goods were in great danger. Helplessly, he knelt down and prayed to God and Guru Nanak dev ji for safety. He vowed that if by the grace of Guru he landed at the nearest port safely, he would donate five hundred dinars to the Guru for charitable purposes. As good luck would have it, his ship steered safely of the wild storm. He felt that his life and goods were saved by the grace of the Guru. The first thing he did was to fulfill his vow. But on reaching Baba Bakala he found several imposters, each posing as Guru. He decided to offer only two Dinars to every one posing to be Guru Harkrishan's ji successor. The true Guru would himself demand the exact amount he had vowed to give. According to him it would not be possible for the false and imposters to define the exact purpose of his visit. Thereby their ignorance, lack of spiritual insight and character would be exposed. As expected ,none of the imposters could recognise him. But when he placed two Dinars before Guru Tegh Bahadur, the great sage at once remarked "God bless you, my man, why only two Dinars after pledging five hundred? The Guru is never in need of any thing but a Sikh is expected to keep his pledge to the Guru." Thus the issue was clinched and the real Guru was discovered. Since this historic event Bakala has become a place of pilgrimage. Here Guru Tegh Bahadur ji meditated for 26 yrs , 9 months and 13 days in an underground cell and that spot a gurdwara is made called Bhora Sahib.
Remarks From Beas bus stand , its 4 kms and bus fare is Rs 4 to this gurdwara and auto charges Rs 5 per person.