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STORY OF GURDASPUR CITY



DC's Office (district headquarters) proudly displays a sign board which holds the proud history of Gurdaspur. We can say it is a modern city founded by the British but in the vicinity of PANIARH the ancient capital of Mohiyal rulers of Punjab. It is very near to Dina Nagar an important town in the days of Maharjara Ranjit Singh. Village Gurdaspur was founded  by Sikh mahants. DOZENS OF PHOTOS

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STORY OF GURDASPUR CITY
HISTORIC SESSIONS COURT BEFORE DEMOLISHION
(Composition of; Sri Som Nath PCS Hoshiarpuri)
Guria the resident of Paniarh was a man with a vision,
Honest and hard working was known in the village.
He was the person who bought this piece of land called Gurdaspur of the Bhais.
Where his successors later came to be worshipped.
This truthful village is in between the rivers of Ravi and Beas.
Beautiful its environment,  pleasant its climate better than the heavens.
At 8 miles from here is Dina Nagar: once the district headquarter,
Where Maharaja Ranjit Singh would visit and camp every year.
When in his name Guria founded this city in 16th century (His full name Gurdas)
Guria had two sons: Nawal and Pala,
Descendents of Nawal were later called mahants,
Successor families thus came to be known as senior and junior princes,
Being religious they were intimately connected with 10th Guru.
Banda Bahadur too had friendship with these houses,
He would visit them quite often.
The senior princes constructed palaces which later known to be as Rang Mahals.
Their highness the juniors also wished to construct palace,
But the construction could not be finished. Such was the will of God.
Highly decorated wall with arches there stands a wall,
Which came to be known as ‘Swinging Palace’ for its qualities.
In fact the British did practically founded this city,
In the year 1852 the status of district headquarters was conferred on it.
The descendents of Guria live in this city and people refer them as Baba ji babaji.
Tombs (Samadhis) of Nawal Rai and Deep Chand are there in the city,
People annually gather here to pay respects and fairs held.
Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs would live here as brothers.
But unfortunately in 1947 there came a hurricane.
The city lost hustle bustle because it made depart the masses thus,  
The clouds thus lost their musical roars.
District courts, gurdwaras, temples, churches and mosques,
Oh ‘Dardi’ they remind us of the good old days of the bygone deeds.
 May this city flourish for ever and its intellectuals.
Like the temple of ‘Somnath’ every body should know it.
Based on Prof. R.k.Sharma’s ‘THE TOWN OF GURDASPUR AN URBAN STUDY 1852-1981’
Assistant: Sri Pritam Singh Dardi MA
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