Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib
Patiala, a prominent city now is buzzing with food streets and shopping streets. Nestled among those busy streets is the Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib.
History: It is believed that the ninth guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur halted here on request by villagers. The village was once haunted by a mysterious disease and on request of the people, the Guru decided to halt here under a banyan tree by the side of the ond. The illness started to subside and people started to call the place where the Guru was seated as Dukh Nivaran. There is also an old handwritten document preserved in the Gurudwara which states this story. I was not able to see this personally. Till date ,it is believed that taking a dip in the holy tank will cure ailments and get you free of diseases.
To reach Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Patiala, you can follow these directions:
By Air: The nearest airport to Patiala is Chandigarh International Airport (IXC). From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Patiala, which is approximately 70 kilometers away. Once you reach Patiala, you can use local transportation options like taxis or auto-rickshaws to reach Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib.
By Train: Patiala has its own railway station called Patiala Railway Station (PTA), which is well-connected to major cities in India. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take an auto-rickshaw to reach the gurudwara. It is located around 3 kilometers away from the railway station.
By Road: If you are coming from Chandigarh, you can take the NH7 and NH64 routes, which will take you to Patiala. Once you reach Patiala, you can use GPS or ask for local directions to reach Gurudwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib.If you are coming from other cities, you can use various national highways depending on your starting location. Patiala is well-connected by road, and you can use navigation services or ask for local guidance to reach the gurudwara.