Gurudwara Sri Mehdiana Sahib, Mehdiana
This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of about 30 Km from Moga City in Village Mehdiana.
The Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji visited this place in 1705 after leaving Anandpur Sahib via Chamkaur Sahib – Machhiwara – Alamgir – Raikot – Lamma Jatpura – Manuke. Guru Ji stopped here to have a look at the holy water of this Mehdiana Dhab (a Natural water reservoir). There was no habitation till 3-4 Km. At this place Guru Ji and his followers did Datan (brushing teeth with the twig of a tree) and took bath. Then Guru Ji started meditation.
Bhai Daya Singh requested Guru Ji that his family and Sikhs have got separated from him, what he has thought of future? Guru Ji instantly put sword on his chest and said ,” Bhai Daya Singh, I have become victorious by paying the debt”. Guru Ji said that Sikhs and Tigers are the King of one Jungle, Sikhs, keep faith in God.
Bhai Daya Singh again requested Guru Ji on behalf of all the Sikh followers to which Guru Ji humbly said: “Singho Dhaende Desh Da Jadon Sahara Nahin Si Udon Pita Desh Te Variya Mein, Mata Gujri Sirhind De Wich Gujri Sama Gujreya Jiven Gujaraya Mein, Char Puttar San Bakshe Parmatma Ne Oh Vi Joda-Joda Kar Ke Variya Mein, Mainu Shehanshah Na Tusi Kaho Singho Kishtan Naal Karza Utareya Mein”
Meaning Sikhs, When there was no one to support the Country, I sent my Father for martyrdom. Mata Gujri left for her heavenly abode at Sirhind, I have spent my time as it is. God blessed me with four sons whom I sent for martyrdom in couples. Do not call me Emperor, I have paid debt in installments. Guru Ji said,” Followers are bigger than Guru, on hearing plea of Kashmiri Pandits sent Father to Delhi, On request of followers left Anandpur Sahib, left Chamkaur Sahib on request of followers, now you are requesting me on follower’s behalf “.
The discussions continued and in the Evening Guru Ji , on follower’s request , decided to write Zafarnama. There was no place to stay on the Dhab, so Guru Ji went to Village Chakar in the Night. The Next Day going via Village Takhtupura and Village Madhey reached Village Dina where he stayed in the house of Bhai Desu Ji, a Carpenter. Guru Ji wrote Zafarnama at Village Dina and sent it to Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Aurangabad through Bhai Daya Singh and Bhai Dharam Singh. Guru Ji blessed Mehdiana Sahib, whosoever comes here with a wish, his Prayer does not go waste. There are a number of Sculptures inside the Gurdwara Complex of Eminent Sikh Generals like Akali Phoola Singh, Sardar Hari Singh Nalua, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Sardar Sham Singh Atariwala, Baba Deep Singh and Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and other Sculptures depicting the sacrifices made by Sikh Men, Women and Children who did not convert to Islam and instead preferred martyrdom.