Gurdwara Bhai Manjh Ji Samadhan – Kangmai
This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of 20 Km from Hoshiarpur Railway Station on Dasuya-Hoshiarpur Road near Bhunga in Village Kang Mai.
Bhai Manjh Ji , a devotee of Fifth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji , used to meditate at this place. His last rites were performed at this place. Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji has been installed on a Thada in this Gurdwara.
Bhai Manjh Sahib Ji whose name was ‘Tiratha’, was a preacher of his local area in Amritsar.
Bhai Manjh had a ‘Sakhi Sarvar Da Peerkhana’ at his home, which was a religous establishment. Bhai Manjh also used to visit ‘Nigahe Sarvar Pir’ every year. He was the ‘Chaudhary’ of the village.
Bhai Manjh had not seen such happiness, he asked Guru Arjan to grant him ‘Sikhi’. Guru Arjan replied ‘Purkha, Sikhi utte Sikhi nahin tikdi’. Guru Arjan asked him to get rid off all the things which go against Sikhism, only then would he be able to experience Sikhi.
When you follow Akal Purakh’s footsteps and follow the path of truth, you will need to tolerate the anger of the common man also. So if you can give such a sacrifice, only then you can go along with Sikhism.
Bhai Manjh Ji returned to his village, demolished the Peerkhana and stopped praying to Sakhi Sarvar. Bhai Manjh Ji’s fate took a turn for the worse, his cattle started dying. Still, Bhai Ji remained unshaken, he kept working with his full faith in Akal Purakh. Bhai Manjh was removed from the position of leader of the village, due to complaints received from people against him but he remained steady.
Bhai Manjh met Guru Arjan Sahib Ji again and helped serving the ‘Guru Ghar’. Like this, he began to earn his Sikhi. Bhai Manjh would collect wood for langar.
Everyday, after listening to the Guru, he would collect wood from a nearby jungle. Bhai Manjh didn’t care that his riches had disappeared, money and material items are false riches. Bhai Manjh was earning ‘true money’ in the house of God.
Bhai Manjh Ji used to collect wood from a jungle near ‘Sultan Wind’, where Gurdwara Bhai Manjh Da Khooh has been built. One day that when Bhai Ji was returning with wood above his head, a storm with strong winds struck on the way.
Bhai Manjh Ji used to collect wood from a jungle near ‘Sultan Wind’, where Gurdwara Bhai Manjh Da Khooh has been built. One day that when Bhai Ji was returning with wood above his head, a storm with strong winds struck on the way. Bhai Ji kept walking taking care of the wood, a strong gust of wind struck him and he fell into a well. The well was shallow and the water level was also low. Bhai Ji kept the wood above his head to make sure it didn’t get wet. He stood in the well the whole night and kept reciting the holy prayers.