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Gurdwara Karamsar Rara Sahib (Ludhiana)
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh! With Almighty’s grace, it gives us a great pleasure to fulfill the strong desire of the devotees by launching the official website of Gurdwara Karamsar, Rara Sahib.
Here, in these web pages we have endeavored to contain the oceanic vastness of the ideals of Sant Isher Singh Ji and Sant Kishan Singh Ji. It is only a meager effort to thread their countless acts of benevolence by these great Saints.
We hope that the Sikh masses in every part of the world will draw the maximum benefits from services offered by the institutions founded by these great Saints and will be successful in this world and beyond by following the teachings instilled by them.
This holy place has been a site of austere meditation by two eminent personalities of Sikh World: His Holiness Sant Isher Singh Ji Maharaj and His Holiness Sant Kishan Singh Ji Maharaj, where they tirelessly devoted themselves to God. The present structure of the Gurdwara sahib, with it’s exquisite use of marble on all sides, the high milky white domes, canopies and the splendid entrance of the Gurdwara is an impeccable and angelic model of modern construction & skill.
The Gurdwara is located 22 KM south-east of Ludhiana, 14 KM north-east of Ahmedgarh, 22 KM north-west of Khanna. It lies on the Chawa-Payal-Ahmedgarh road and is situated on the bank of Bathinda branch of the Sirhind Canal. The Gurdwara Sahib was established in 1936. It was named ‘Karamsar’ after the name of Sant Karam Singh Ji of ‘Hoti Mardan’.
To build the Gurdwara, a part of land was donated by nearby villagers while most of the land was purchased. The holy hymns began to be chanted every morning and evening. The community meals (the Langar) began to be prepared and served. The enthusiasm of the devotees soared. Consequently, the month-day (Sangrand) and the ‘full-moon day’ (Pooran-mashi) began to be celebrated with full religious fervor.
A glimpse into the Spiritual Genealogy of the Sant Samprda, launched by Bhai Daya Singh Ji, the first PIARE (Beloved) of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Below you will find the history of each, starting with Bhai Daya Singh Ji all the way to Sant Baljinder Singh Ji, the present head of this Samprda.
The life of Piare Bhai Daya Singh ji, the founder of the Spiritual Lineage, is a wonderful example of faith, devotion, worship and piety. He was born to Mata Dyali ji and Bhai Sudha ji on 11th Bhadon, 1718 Vikrami Samvat, (August 26, 1654 A.D.).
Baba Sobha Singh ji of Anandpur Sahib was very much influenced with the services of Bhai Daya Singh Ji, head of the Five Beloved Ones and the founder of the Spiritual Lineage. Acknowledging his life as an ideal Gursikh, he also geared up for his services by dedicating himself to the Guru.
Baba Sahib Singh ji Bedi Una Sahib’s prestige and fame in the Panth was due to the filial descent of Guru Nanak Dev ji as well as his versatile personality and contribution in every field of service to the Panth.
Sant Bhag Singh ji Kuri Wale, from his childhood, was an epitome of devotional worship, spiritual yoga, detachment, righteousness and renunciation. He spent most of his life in the company of coterie of saints, doing spiritual deliberations and going for pilgrimages.
Baba Bir Singh ji, born in the house of Sardar Sewa Singh ji in the village Gagobuye, received Santhya (lessons of correct pronunciation) of Guru Granth Sahib ji at an early age, read other holy books of Vedanta and became a scholar of high calibre.
Baba Maharaj Singh was born in Uchhi Rabbon, near Kupp Rohira, where Vaddha Ghalughara took place. His childhood name was Hihal Singh. Inspired by Sant Samund Singh ji, he went to Baba Bir Singh ji Naurangabad, took Khande da Amrit (got baptized) and geared up for ceaseless service of Guru Ka Langar.
Baba Ram Singh ji was one of the most trusted associates of Baba Maharaj Singh ji. During the struggle with the British Government, Baba Maharaj Singh ji used to visit his Dera (place) quite often in routine.
Sant Baba Karam Singh ji of Hoti Mardan, was born to Mata Subi Kaur and S. Kirpa Singh Ji at village Qazian, Dist. Rawalpindi in 1826 AD. He imbibed Sikh values from home. At an early age, he took Santhya (lessons for correct pronunciation of Guru Granth Sahib Ji) and started reciting Gurbani daily, in routine.
He was born to Mata Mehtab Kaur and S. Lal Singh Safedposh at village Lopon in 1864 AD. He spent his childhood in his hometown. He learnt Gurumukhi script and lessons of pronunciation of Gurbani from Bhai ji of Gurudwara Sahib. He did household work with the family too.
Sant Isher Singh Ji was born of Mata Ratan Kaur, in the household of Sardar Ram Singh Nambardar, on 5th August 1905 at village Allowal, district Patiala. The parents named their son Gulab Singh. Nobody knew that one day this “Gulab” (meaning rose) would spread his fragrance far and wide. He received the basic worldly education from the primary School of village ‘Chulela’.
Sant Kishan Singh Ji, also known as ‘Chhote Sant Ji Maharaj’ was born at Masitan, district Sirsa (Haryana) on 24th December 1900 in the household of Sardar Pala Singh and Mata Chand Kaur. The early years of his life were spent in performing worldly responsibilities.
His holiness Sant Teja Singh Ji was born at Pohir, district Ludhiana, on 17 Jan. 1927 into the household of Sardar Ram Singh and Mata Sant Kaur. He completed his primary education from the village school. He learnt (to recite) the Gurbani and its recital (Kirtan) under the tutelage of Ghani Gyan Singh of Gurdwara Sahib, Mandi Ahmedgarh.
Sant Baljinder Singh ji was born to Mata Gurdev Kaur and S. Ujjagar Singh at village Maksudra in Dist. Ludhiana on 15th July, 1962. He spent his childhood in the village. Then he was sent to school for education. During his studies, he used to come to Gurudwara Rara Sahib and have a holy glimpse of Sant Isher Singh ji and Sant Kishan Singh ji Maharaj along with his parents.