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The Guru having received the precious jewel from the wealthy merchant, casually threw it in the river. The merchant bore a look as if pitying the Guru who, thought he, despite his princely style was after all a [[sadhu]] who did not know the value of his present.  
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The Guru having received the precious jewel from Bahadur Shah, the son of the then Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, casually threw it in the river. bahadur Shah bore a look as if pitying the Guru who, thought he, despite his princely style was after all a [[sadhu]] who did not know the value of his present.  
  
[[Guru Gobind Singh]] read his thought and bade him to carefully look down into the slow flowing current. What he saw, filled the merchant both with wonder as well as remorse at his evil thoughts about the Guru. He saw millions of jewels lying at the river bed. Purged of pride, he fell at the Guru's feet.  
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[[Guru Gobind Singh]] ji read his thought and bade him to carefully look down into the slow flowing current. What he saw, filled Bahadur Shah both with wonder as well as remorse at his evil thoughts about the Guru. He saw millions of jewels lying at the river bed. Purged of pride, he fell at the Guru's feet.  
  
 
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The story is that one-day Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was sitting on the bank of the river when one devotee came for Darshan and presented a valuable Nagina (Pearl), which Guru Ji threw into the Godawari.  
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The story is that one-day Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was sitting on the bank of the river when one devotee (Bahadur Shah) came for Darshan and presented a valuable Nagina (Pearl), which Guru Ji threw into the Godawari.  
  
At this the visitor, was very much upset and was sad that the Guru has failed to evaluate his present and has thrown the same in the river just like a stone. To remove his astonishment, Guru Sahib told him to take out his Nagina from the river if that was so valuable. It is said that when he entered into the river, to his surprise, the river- was full of pearls all around. His false pride of wordly things was thus nullified by Guruji in a much-refined way.------->
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At this Bahadur Shah was very much upset and was sad that the Guru has failed to evaluate his present and has thrown the same in the river just like a stone. To remove his astonishment, Guru Sahib told him that he had thrown his present in his khazana (treasury) and urged him to take out his Nagina from the river (the treasure, metaphorically) if that was so valuable. It is said that when he entered into the river, to his surprise, the river- was full of pearls all around. His false pride of wordly things was thus nullified by Guruji in a much-refined way.------->
  
 
==Historic Gurdwaras around Nanded==
 
==Historic Gurdwaras around Nanded==

Latest revision as of 20:46, 26 September 2014

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Gurdwara Nagina Ghat Sahib, is on the river bank, about 400 metres southwest of Takhat Hazoor Sahib. According to tradition Guru Gobind Singh attended by some Sikhs was standing here watching the river flow when a rich merchant, proud of his wealth, came and presented a costly nagina (precious stone usually for inset work ingold) to the Guru.

The present building standing on a high plinth comprises a square hall in which Guru Granth Sahib is seated on a canopied palaki of white marble, and a smaller square room topped by a dome on the first floor. It was constructed by Raja Gulab Singh Sethi of Delhi and was completed by his widow in 1968.

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The Guru having received the precious jewel from Bahadur Shah, the son of the then Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, casually threw it in the river. bahadur Shah bore a look as if pitying the Guru who, thought he, despite his princely style was after all a sadhu who did not know the value of his present.

Guru Gobind Singh ji read his thought and bade him to carefully look down into the slow flowing current. What he saw, filled Bahadur Shah both with wonder as well as remorse at his evil thoughts about the Guru. He saw millions of jewels lying at the river bed. Purged of pride, he fell at the Guru's feet.


Historic Gurdwaras around Nanded

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