Baba Shaheed Nihal Singh is located at Talhan is a village in Jalandhar district, near the Jalandhar Cantonment, in Punjab, India. 150-year-old Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh gurdwara.
Legend and Stories
The legendary great martyr Baba Niahal Singh was an artisan- engineer ( Mistry ) residing in villageDakoha near Talhan (Jalandhar ). He belonged to the Ramagarhia community of Sikhs. This community is renowned the world over for their mechanical skills. Baba Nihal Singh was , thus , no fakir or Sant during his life time , in the traditional meaning of a Baba.
Baba Nihal Singh served the people by making pulleys for drinking water wells. His special skills lay in installing his pulleys at the base of the well. People believed that the great Baba was blessed with divinity so that the water wells in which he installed the pulleys never became dry and its water was always sweet.Once, while installing such pulley Baba Nihal Singh met with a fatal accident. For the common man the Baba became a martyr while he was serving the people. " The grateful people constructed a "Samadhi ' in village Talhan and the place of Baba'sSamadh' was looked after by his faithful associate , Harnam Singh. After Harnam Singh'sdeath , the followers cremated him next to theBaba's Samadhi.Gradually, the two Samadhis blossomed into a grand Gurudwara. The devotees started holding an annual Mela to mark the death anniversary ( "Barsi" ) of the Baba. This Mela is quite a grand event inJalandhar.There are sports events like Kabbadi , volleyball and tug-of-war. Gatka displays are held.
The Gurudwara runs a fully modernised charitable hospital. It has recently acquired a Doppler Scan Machine for colour scans.
Prasad and Offering
Devotees offer miniature aircraft at Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurdwara in Punjab to fulfil their dreams of going abroad
Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh gurdwara is famous among visa seekers - the popular belief is if you pray in this temple, you will soon get a ticket to your dream land. If this doesn't instill much confidence in you, there is a huge model aircraft on the top of the Gurudwara.
How To Reach Jalandhar
Instead of Jalandhar you can a get flight to Ludhiana Airport on regular basis.
There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Jalandhar.
Jalandhar is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.
Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh, Talhan,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M