Daroli Bhai

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Gurdwara Daroli Bhai

Daroli Bhai Ki is a village located about 14 kilometers west of Moga in Moga district. According to local folklore a woman named "Daroli Bai" who was once a dancer with the Mughals was rewarded some land for her talent.

This village has has many majestic gurudwaras. Gurdwara Janamasthan Baba Gurditta ji on Patti Kamal, Gurdwara Damdama Sahib in the village, Gurudwara Angitha Mata Damodari ji on the outskirts of the village and one more Gurdwdara on the outskirts of the village.

Gurdwara Janamasthan Baba Gurditta ji is the place where Baba Gurditta the first son of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib ji and his wife Mata Damodari was born in 1613. It is beleived that if one prays to Baba Gurditta ji with true heart, the wish is always fulfilled. Dhan Dhan Baba Gurditta, deen duni da tikka , jo var mangaya so var ditta. It is also said that the women lore of Patti (Street) Kamaal did enormous sewa of the 6th guru and menfolk did not. Guru ji became so happy with the bhagti of these women that he blessed the women of this Patti and said that the women of Patti Kamaal will always rule in their families.

Gurudwara Damdama Sahib is the palce where Guru Hargonind Sahib Ji used to rest meet sangat.

Gurudwara Angitha Mata Damodari Ji is on the outskirts of the village and is built at the place where hte last of Mata Damodari ji were performed in 1631. This soil of place has got the status equivalent to other places like Kashi in those days by virtue of having been able to assimilate the last remains of Mata Damodari Ji on its soil rather than taking them to any other sacred place. After Operation BlueStar in 1984 , when Sikhs continued to believe that Sant Bhindrawale Ji is alive and will come back so, a continuous series of Akhand paaths was started at this Gurdwara which would be stopped only when he comes back. Paaths are subdivided into Kotris and one kotri is approx continuous 1000 akhand paths. Last time I visited the place in 2003 the continuous paaths were still on. However, I am not sure about the current status of the belief of the sangat in the village.

Another gurudwara near Gurdwara mata Damodari ji is the dera of one saint who is also highly respected by the Sikhs of the area.