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Gurdwara Mata Sundri in Delhi

Gurdwara Mata SundriGurdwara Mata Sundri Ji ate Mat Sahib Devan Ji, to the southeast of the Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, marks the place where the holy ladies lived during their stay at Talwandi Sabo in 1706. The Gurdwara comprises a square domed room with the Guru Granth Sahib seated on a platform in the middle of it. Gurdwara is a square hall, including a domed sanctum within it, at the southeastern corner of the sarovar, holy tank. According to Bhai Kuir Singh, Gurbilas Patsahi X, there used to be a pool of water here at the time of Guru Gobind Singh, who sitting here sometimes would have reed-pens f or the writers made and then throw them into the pool. Once, Bhai Dalla, the local chief converted a disciple, entreated him to explain why he ordered thousands of pens to be cut and thrown away. To quote the Sakhi Pothi, the Guru said: “Thousands of Sikhs will hereafter study the holy texts in this place and then pens will come into use. This is our Kashi (seat of learning); those who study here will cast off their ignorance and rise to be authors, poets and commentators.”

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