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Gurudwara Shri Manji Sahib

Kaithal is a city and a municipal council in the Kaithal district of the State of Haryana.

Kaithal was previously a part of Karnal District and later, Kurukshetra District until 1st November 1989, when it became the headquarters of the Kaithal District of Haryana. Kaithal shares common boundary with Patiala (Punjab), Kurukshetra, Jind and Karnal.

Kaithal district is situated in the northwest of the Haryana state. Its northwest boundaries which include Guhla-Cheeka is attached to Punjab State.

Kaithal was known as Kapisthal, meaning ‘Abode of Kapi’.

Timur stopped here in 1398, before attacking Delhi. Later, the city became a muslim cultural centre, under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate. Tombs of several Sufis dating from the 13th century can be found in the city today.

In 1767, it fell into the hands of the Sikh leader, Bhai Desu Singh (d. 1781), who led a large Sikh force from his native village of Bhucho, in the Punjab. Bhai Desu’s descendants, the Bhai’s of Kaithal, ranked among the most powerful Cis-Sutlej states.

The Sikh Rajas of Kaithal, ruled from 1767 until its fall, in 1843. Bhai Udey Singh ruled over Kaithal as the last Raja. Bhai Udey Singh passed away on 14th March 1843.

The fort of the Bhai’s still exists, and their title Bhai became common with the primary Sikh rulers.

There are 2 Historical Sikh Gurdwaras in Kaithal.
Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Kaithal

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji arrived at the site of Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Kaithal from Baher Sahib. Guru Tegh Bahadur asked a carpenter from Baher, named Malla, if there were any Sikhs at Kaithal. Malla replied that there were two houses belonging to Banias and one to a Sikh at Kaithal.

To reach Gurdwara Shri Manji Sahib in Kaithal, Haryana, located at coordinates R93W+Q9M, Old City, Kaithal, Haryana 136027, you can use the following directions:

By Car or Taxi: If you’re traveling by car or taxi, it’s best to use a GPS navigation system or a maps app on your smartphone. Input the gurdwara’s coordinates (R93W+Q9M) or its name and address into your navigation app for precise directions.

By Public Transportation: If you prefer public transportation, you can take a bus or train to Kaithal, Haryana. After arriving in Kaithal, you can hire a local taxi or auto-rickshaw to reach Gurdwara Shri Manji Sahib. It’s a well-known religious site, so the locals should be able to guide you.

Walking Directions: If you’re already in Kaithal and the gurdwara is within walking distance, you can use a mapping app on your smartphone to get walking directions to the Gurdwara Shri Manji Sahib using the provided coordinates (R93W+Q9M).

Please check the local transportation options and schedules based on your starting location, as they may vary. Additionally, asking locals for directions is always a good idea, especially for a prominent religious site like Gurdwara Shri Manji Sahib.

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