Gurudwara Patshahi Chevin – Bhai Rupa
BHAI RUPA, Village 18 km north of Rampura Phul (30Â° 16`N, 75Â° 14`E) in Bathinda district of the Punjab, celebrates the name of a prominent Sikh, Bhai Rupa(Rup Chand, 1614-1709), who laid the foundation of it in 1631 at the instance of Guru Hargobind. Next to Bhai Rupa`s house was built a gurdwara in Guru Hargobind`s honour. The present Gurdwara Sahib Patshahi Chevin, a two storeyed domed building, marks that site inside the Village. Guru ka Langar is across a narrow lane. In the same direction is the pavilion raised recently to accommodate larger divans.
The Gurdwara, though affiliated to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, is managed by the descendants of Bhai Rupa. Close to the Gurdwara, in a private house belonging to one of the descendants of Bhai RupaÂ» is preserved an old rath or chariot. It is said to have been brought from Dera Ram Rai at Dehra Dun by Bhai Gian Chand, a grandson of Bhai Rupa. According to local tradition, it once belonged to Guru Arjan and was used by his successors, Guru Hargobind and Guru Har Rai.
This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of 18 Km North of town Rampura Phul in Village Bhai Rupa.
At this place Bhai Roop Chand and Bhai Sadhu served Sixth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji with Cold water out of a leather bag and got Guru Ji's blessings. Guru Ji laid the foundation of Village Bhai Rupa in 1630 after the name of his devotee.
Bhai Roop Chand also served Ninth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Because of their devotion, the family of Bhai Roop Chand Ji was blessed with many relics by Guru Sahibs which include :
Several Hukamnamas (religious orders)
Wooden Shoes of Fifth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji
One pair of Khadawan (shoes) of Mata Ganga Ji (wife of Guru Arjun Dev Ji)
Some Paintings of Guru Ji's time which include a Painting of Guru Gobind Singh Ji's Childhood
Old Chuhlas (Stoves) and many Utensils
Hand written Literature including one signed by Guru Gobind Singh Ji
A Rath (a Chariot) used by Fourth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Ram Das Ji, Guru Arjun Dev Ji, Mata Ganga Ji (Mata Ji went to seek blessings of a son from Baba Buddha Ji on this Chariot), Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Seventh Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Har Rai Ji.