Gurdwara Shri Dukh Niwaran Sahib History
Gurdwara Shri Dukh Niwaran Sahib Patiala the holy shrine of Sikhism and is situated at Sirhind Road Patiala (earlier Lehal Village) which is in close proximity of Patiala Bus Stand and Patiala Railway Station. This place was graced by Ninth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur Ji.
History of Gurdwara Dukhnivaran Sahib
As per and old handwritten document which is still present in the Gurdwara, a villager named Bhag Ram of Lehal went to the neighboring town of Saifabad (currently Bahadurgarh) and requested Shri Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur Ji to visit Lehal village and bless that area which was captivated by a deadly and mysterious disease. After hearing this, Shri Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur Ji went to Lehal village on Magh Sudi 5, 1728 Bikram i.e. 24th January 1672. Guru ji spent some time alongside the village pond by preaching and meditating under a Banyan tree. Shortly thereafter the village got rid of that deadly disease. Dukniwaran Sahib was the name given to the place where Guru Ji sat which literally means the ‘eradicator of suffering’. The pond became famous for its curing virtues.
Importance of Gurdwara
On Basant Panchmi, large gathering of people visit this place to pay obeisance and take a dip in holy water. It is believed that the person who takes a dip in the Holy Tank (Sarovar) on Panchmi is relieved of all ailments.
Gurdwara Shri Dukh Niwaran Sahib Patiala is now maintained by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. By the mutual efforts of donators and SGPC daily Langar is run in which free food is offered to all without any sort of discrimination.