Gurudwara Manji Sahib, Chandigarh
Gurudwara Manji Sahib Mata Raj Kaur ji, is situated in the Manimajra town in Chandigarh. Mata Raj Kaur ji ji, wife of Ram Rai (Guru Har Rai’s son ), got upset with her husband and came from Dehradun to Manimajra and stayed here. Ram Rai ji had changed a verse in Baani in order to please Aurangzeb, where in place of ” Mitti Musalmaan Di” was changed to ” Mitti Be-Imaan Di”. Mata Raj Kaur ji ji was a great follower of Guru Nanak Dev ji and Guru Ghar. Mata Raj Kaur ji ji was not able to bear the disrespect and left Ram Rai ji and came to Manimajra. After coming to Manimajra, Mata Raj Kaur ji ji did lot of worship and people became followers of Mata ji. Once during rainy season, when beam of Mata Raj Kaur ji’s house started to collapse, Mata ji sent one of her follower to a wealthy person Bhaara Mall and who told Bhaara mall that beam of Mata ji’s house is about to collapse and Mata ji has asked to get a pillar put underneath the beam. Bhaara Mall did not pay any attention to this. Then Mata ji sent her follower to Garibu Jatt. Garibu Jatt cut a the trunk of a Ber tree and placed it underneath the beam overnight. Mata ji got pleased with his service and asked him for his wish. Garibu requested with folded hands that his generations to come should not become a subject of the King but they should become Kings. Mata ji gave him a boon that he will become a King and Bhaara Mall will be a tenant under him. With the boon of Mata Raj Kaur ji ji, Garibu Jatt became a King and Bhaara Mall a tenant.
This article is written in Bhai Santokh Singh’s “Sooraj Prakash” on page number 4715-4718. This Gurudwara Manji Sahibwas the resedential house of Mata Raj Kaur ji ji. Mata ji left for heavenly abode at this place only and her interment exists at Gurudwara Dehra Sahib. Whoever comes to vist Mata ji’s interment, all their wishes are fulfilled. When Guru Gobind Singh came from battle of Bhangani during Samat 1745 Bikrami 28 Kattak Soodi 15, came to Kapaal Mochan, then Guru Gobind Singhwent by foot from Kapaal Mochan via Rani Raipur, reached Mata Raj Kaur ji’s place in Manimajra on Maghar Vadi 10 Samat 1745 Bikrami. Guru ji spent some time with Mata ji and told her that whenever she calls for him, He will surely come for her service. Guru ji went from here to his follower Saadak Chaudhary Nihang Khan at Village Kotla and reached there on Masseya. This article is available in Martyr Bilaas Bhai Mani Singh poet Seva Singh Kaushal literary production. Khalsa Ji, Manji Sahib Gurudwara is a Holy place where Mata Raj Kaur ji and Guru Gobind Singh visited and made this Manimajra Village a holy place. Whoever comes to this place with Devotion, all their wishes are fulfilled.