Legends of Gurudwara Mandi
According to the legends, Guru Gobind Singh stayed in Gurudwara Mandi for over 6 months. While Raja Sidh Sens family accommodated the Mata ji's in the palace, Guru Gobind Singhs tents were set up on the bank of the nearby River Beas. When Guru Gobind Singh was about to leave Mandi, Raja Sidh Sen asked him who would protect Mandi from Aurangzeb's cruelty after his leaving. Raja Sidh Sen asked his query as the Guru Gobind Singh aimed his Bandukh at a clay water jug floating down the river. Guru's musket ball pierced the water jug adding up one more holes but even with that extra hole it continued to float down stream.
Guru Gobind Singh used the floating water jug as a figure of speech to implement his answer. Guru said as this pitcher was saved, so Mandi would be saved and if anyone tries to loot it, musket balls will rain from the heaven. There's also a rock in the River Beas on which Guru Sahib had often sat in meditation, during his stay in Mandi. Some of Guru Gobind Singhs belongings are still protected here; a Bed, a Rabab (musical instrument), a Bandukh (Musket/Gun), a Gun Kuppy (powder horn) and a Talai (Mattress).
Visiting Information of Gurudwara Mandi
Gurudwara Mandi of Himachal Pradesh is easily reachable by bus from Mandi. Buses ply regularly between Shimla (165 kilometres) and Mandi via Bilaspur and Pathankot (225 kilometres) and Mandi via Kangra.
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