GURUDWARA SHRI MANJI SAHIB (ALAMGIR SAHIB) is situated in the Alamgir Village In Ludhiana Distt. SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI, after his four sons & mother were martyred by the Mughals, was going from Machhiwara on a bed as " Uchh Da Pir " & reached here on 14 Poh 1761 Bikrami (1704 A.D.). On reaching here , one of the horse traders of the village named Bhai Nigahia Singh, gifted a horse to GURU SAHIB. Nabi Khan & Gani Khan were sent back with the bed. GURU SAHIB asked an old lady who was picking cow dung whether he could get some water from somewhere to take bath to which the old lady replied that " Pir Ji this is a place of ruins, there is no water here. There is a well far away but there is a big python that lives there, no one goes there. GURU SAHIB Ji hit the python with an arrow & gave it " Mukti " ( exemption from further transmigration ) & the python fell into the well. When the Sikhs went to fetch water, the water had gone bad so close to where GURU SAHIB was sitting, GURU SAHIB hit one more arrow & there was a water spring that came out & all the sikhs had a bath. On seeing this miracle, the old lady fell into GURU SAHIB's feet & said " Peer Ji you are a wonderful Peer, I have a request. I have leprosy & i have gone to various places to get the treatment done but it has not been cured, kindly cure my disease & help me to get rid of this disease. GURU SAHIB said that whoever takes a bath under this water spring with belief, GOD will cure all his sadness. Then GURU JI sat on the horse given by Bhai Nigahia Singh & went towards Raikot. The old lady had a bath in that water spring & was cured. She went back to the village & told about the whole story. The place where Bhai Nabi Khan & Bhai Gani Khan kept GURU SAHIB's bed, today at that place exists a beautiful Gurudwara known as Manji Sahib.

 
 
 
The area in which Gurdwara Manji Sahib is constructed is the place where Guru Gobind Singh Ji had stayed to take rest over a three day period. Every year in December, a three day fair is held at Alamgir, attended by thousands from every nook and cranny of the region.
 
 

When was Alamgir established ?
According to the elders of the village, in the late 17th century, the village became populated with the first villagers of Alamgir. It is said that Sarai Lashkari Khan was built near the village of Beeja. The Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, also known as Alamgir, his chosen Imperial title, was invited for the royal feast. Nawab Lodhi of Ludhiana was passing through the Dhandra village alongside his guards when he saw the Chowdry’s daughter. After seeing her beauty, he ordered his guards to kidnap her.
When Aurangzeb arrived for the opening ceremony of Sarai Lashkri, Chowdry and the village elders, informed him about the incident that Nawab Lodhi kidnapped Chowdry’s daughter. Aurangzeb ordered Nawab Lodhi to appear before him and explain the incident. Nawab Lodhi was found guilty and was beheaded by the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb Alamgir. The new village was named as Alamgir, the conqueror of the universe, in honor of the justice given by Aurangzeb.

The First Residents of Alamgir
According to the legend, the Grewals were the first to in habitat the village of Alamgir. They came from Todarwala, Tehsil Samrala, District Ludhiana. Faujdar of Ladwa, along with his Begham, was

going through the village of Alamgir to Fort of Badowal. They stopped near the village to rest, where his Begham disappeared. Due to this incident, the Faujdar became furious and created a barricade around the village. He ordered his guards to destroy and burn the village. One of the guards was a Grewal. He let some of the villagers escape the barricade. The escapees made their way to the nearby village of Duley and settled in. After this event, the village remained deserted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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