Puratan Gurudwara Sahib Asha Singh Bagh Saheedan Singh Asthaan, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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This is the Historical Gurudwara of Hyderabad is associated with the Lahori Forces who laid down their precious lives at this place.

Around 1832 Deccan India, Hyderabad was ruled by Fourth Nizam Asif Jah Nasir-ud Dowlah of Nizam Dynasity. The Nizam’s Military forces, which consisted of Arab and Rohilla soldiers, were gradually getting out of control. To control the forces and the public, Diwan Chandu Lal adviced him of getting Military help from Shere Punjab Maharaja Ranjeet Singh. Messages accompanied by valuable gifts, one was Golden Canopy (Chandni) worth lakh of rupees, were sent across the country to Punjab. Shere Punjab Maharaja Ranjeet Singh was very much pleased by the chandani, placed it in the diwan of Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji at Sri Harmander Sahib, Amritsar.

He sent fifteen hundred Lahori soldiers (1500) under the supervision (leadership) of Fourteen Risals and Fourteen Nishan Sahiban. He also anounced that the salary and basic equipment’s for this Lahori forces will be given from Punjab. Nearly 200 Acres of land in between Puranapul, Anantgiri, river Musi and Mir Alam Lake, were given for their cantonment. From that time this place was named as “Sikh Chawni” . Among the 14 Risals one was Sardar Asha Singh Risaldar. He defeated the Nawabs of Adilabad and was succesful in collecting the Revenues. Impressed by his capabilities, Raja Gondu Lal gifted an Eight acre garden in sikh chawni to him. He Constructed a Gurudwara in this place and started living here with his forces. From that time this place was came to be known as “Asha Singh Bagh”.

In 1839 after the death of Shere-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjeet Singh ji, the salaries and basic equipment’s coming from Punjab was stopped. The Nizam of Hyderabad also denied giving their salaries. The Lahori forces revolted to it and a war broke out. In this war few Lahori soldiers laid down their precious lives at this sacred place. Since, then this place is dedicated to the sacrifices of the brave Lahori Soldiers and named as Saheedan Singh Asthaan.

Even today, many piligrims from far districts of Nizam state visit this sacred place to get their desires fulfilled and perform shaheedi poojas.

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