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Gurdwara Chowa Sahib is an abandoned Gurudwara located at the northern edge of the Rohtas Fort, near Jhelum, Pakistan.The Sikh temple is located near the fort's Talaqi Gate and commemorates the site where Guru Nanak is popularly believed to have created a water-spring during one of his journeys known as udasi

History

The first commemorative structure was built by Charat Singh, who installed a sarovar pool, and area for the recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib. The current building dates from 1834 and was commissioned by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

The nearest Bus stop is Jhelum

The nearest Railway station is Jhelum Railway Station

By Air

The nearest Airport is Islamabad International Airport.

Map

Gurdwara Chowa Sahib Pakistan

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Extra Information

Sikhs believe that Guru Nanak and Bhai Mardana were travelling in the region during the fourth of Guru Nanak's journeys - known as udasis. The two were travelling during the summer and had arrived at the site from the nearby Tilla Jogian Hindu complex. Bhai Mardana expressed his thirst while lamenting that water was scarce in the region during that time of year. Guru Nanak is said to have then struck the earth with his cane and moved a stone, thereby revealing a natural spring. Sikh lore states that Sher Shah Suri attempted to shift the spring up the hill to use a source of water for the newly constructed Rohtas Fort. The king's engineers attempted the feat three times, failing each time.

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