This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of 40 Km Southwest of Ludhiana City in town Raikot of District Ludhiana.
The Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji visited this place in 1705, while coming from Machhiwara - Alamgir. When Guru Ji came to this place, Paali Noora Mahi was grazing cattle. Guru Ji asked Noora to provide milk to which Noora replied that he had just milked the Buffaloes. Then Guru Ji pointed towards a Buffalo and asked Noora to milk that Buffalo. Noora replied that he does not has a Utensil. Then Guru Ji gave him Ganga Sagar (a Utensil) which had 288 holes in it. Noora tied the Buffalo and milked it. Noora was surprised to see that inspite of 288 holes, milk did not come out. Noora told the whole story to Pathan Chief, Rai Kalle. The Villagers with Rai Kalle came to have a glimpse of Guru Ji.
Guru Ji asked Rai Kalle to provide some horse-riders, so that he could send them to Sirhind to enquire about the welfare of his Mother Mata Gujri and two younger sons. Rai Kalle sent Noora to Sirhind. On reaching Sirhind, Noora came to know about the martyrdom of Guru Ji's Mother and sons. He came back to Raikot and with tearful eyes narrated the sad story to Guru Ji. Guru Ji said that they were the Gift of Akal Purukh (the Almighty) and have gone back to him.
Guru Ji dug out the root of Tahli's Plant with the help of his arrow and declared that the Mughal rule's roots have been dug. At that time Rai Kalle said that he is also a Turkish Pathan. Guru Ji presented him a sword (Khanda), the Ganga Sagar and a Rehal and said that till the time you take care of these items, your rule will continue.
Raikot is famous for the historical gurdwara called Tahliana. Guru Gobind Singh came here from Machhiwara on his way to Muktsar. He sojourned at the place under a tree and asked a local resident, Nura by name, to bring him some milk. Apologetically he regretted his inability to provure any milk for the Guru because no buffalo was in milk at the time. However, with the blessings of the Guru a she-buffalo, when tied to a tree, was milked. The Guru gave Nura a metal pot known as Gangasagar with many holes in it. miraculously, however, milk if pured into the vessel will not folw out, but sand, when put in it, flowed out of the holes of the vessel. Rai Kalha on being informed of the presence of the Guru at the place came to pay respect to him. The Guru bestowed upon him a Patta and a Khanda (sword). Out of his concen for the fate of two sons of th Guru taken to Sirhind, Rai Kalha had deputed his employee, Nura, to bring first hand information. On his return to Raikot the messenger was so overwhelmed with grief on the tragic occurence that he hesitated to break the shocking news to the Guru, who could, however, sense his difficulty and required him to narrate whatever has transpired without any fear. The Guru had, thorugh his own intuition, understood what had happened to his sons. As a token of his resolve to end the cruel Mughal Government he flourished his sword to cut a patch of grass at the place. The action was symbolic of his intrepid efforts to end Zalam Raj The sword was presented by Imam Bux, the descendant of the Rais in 1854 to the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, for transmission to the governor Gener.al12 while the Gangasagar is stated to have been taken away to Pakistan by Inayat Khan, a descendant of the Rais.
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