Tags : Gurudwara
Timings : Sunrise to Sunset
Time Required : 1-2 Hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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35 km from Machhiwara, a town in Ludhiana district of Punjab is Gurudwara Charan Kanwal. The road to Gurudwara is connected by the Ludhiana-Chandigarh Highway. The serene ambiance and the beautiful aesthetic architecture of the Gurudwara attract many tourists. It has an aura that gives every visitor spiritual peace. In December, an annual congregation fair is held that marks the days of Guruji's stay (9th and 10th of Poh) the days Guruji stayed at Machhiwara.
The name of this shrine holds a history. It is believed that when Aurangzeb's army attacked, Guru Gobind Singh resisted their onslaught and escaped into the woods of Machhiwara. Here, he rested and slept under a tree where he recited 'Mitar Pyare nu'. The old Jand tree is still preserved outside the Gurudwara. Daya Singh, Man Singh, and Dharam Singh were his three companions who found him at the site. The place he stepped on marks the site of Gurudwara Charan Kanwal, the feet of Guru Gobind Singh compared to a lotus flower. Hence the shrine is a memory of the historical event.