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Raikot - A Town of Ludhiana

RaikotRaikot Town has an extra-ordinary historical & religious importance. Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji came in this city & resided in the Bumper Forests on 19 poh of the calendar year 1761 (Bikrami January 1705) under the Sheesham tree on the bank of Lehi Stream. A shepherd Noora Mahi of Rai Kalha used to go for grazing buffaloes at the time of rising Sun. Then Guru ji asked Noora Mahi to give milk for drinking. Noora Mahi told respectfully that he had already milked the buffaloes at home. Ganga SagarThen Guru Ji handed over the Ganga Sagar (a vessel) having 288 holes to Noora Mahi & pointed towards non-milking buffaloes for milking. Noora started milking by following the order of Guru ji. Noora wondered, when the non-milking Buffaloes gave milk & even a drop of milk didn't spill out from Ganga Sagar.

Noora told the whole incident to Rai Kalha. He was moved at that moment & respectfully asked Guruji for any type of work. Then Guruji told that he wanted to know about Guruji's mother & children from Sirhind. Noora Mahi went on & told the whole incident about Guruji's mother and children after coming back. Then Guru ji pulled out the Kahi plant with the arrow & said that the root of Mughal Raj has been dug today. Gurudwara Tahliana Sahib is situated at that place. All the people kept silent at that time. When Guruji had become silent, then people requested him to take pity on them. The Guruji said that you have served well so the rule of Malerkotla will go on. Guruji handed over the Ganga Sagar to Rai Kalha & said that if you kept onGanga Sagar serving the Ganga Sagar, the rule will go on and it happened the same as well. As they prayed the Ganga Sagar, the rule went on.

Till 1947 the Ganga Sagar was displayed for the Raikot, Dist. Ludhiana by Khan Bahadur Rai Inayat Khan. The owner of Gangar Sagar is now Rai Azizullah, grandson of Khan Bahadur Rai Inayat Khan and the present heir of the Rai family who has kept this sacred gift of Guru Gobind Singh Ji with great respect and care for almost 300 years...