Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Watery Wednesday Meme, #174 - Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, Patiala, Punjab, India - February 22, 2012

This Gudwara, which was once in the town of Lehal, is now part of
Patiala city.  It was visited by Guru Tegh Bahadur on January 24, 1672
who sat under a banyan tree by the side of a pond and prayed for the 
inhabitants of the village who had been suffering from a long and mysterious
illness.  When they, amazingly recovered, people began to believe in the
healing properties of the water and a shrine was erected there.  The 
Gudwara was named  Dukh Nivaran, which means "eradicator of suffering".

Devotees bathe in the pool in hopes of healing from illness.

I am participating in Watery Wednesday, #174 -
check out the site and add your watery picture to join in the fun.


  1. Beautiful photos from a beautiful place!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day.
    Greetings Mette

  2. A wonderful story. I hope the place does heal some of those people. It certainly looks beautiful from the picture.

  3. Beautiful building and the water just sparkles so brilliantly. I like the history behind the photo as well. Very nice!

  4. What a stunning capture of architecture, reflections and contrasts. Nice sentiment, too.

  5. Thanks for sharing. Cool reflection.

  6. Fantastic photos, Carmen, and interesting information to read..

  7. It seems you got that image from another world, totally clean and watery, so far from earth.

    Hugs my dear Carmen


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  8. Very interesting colors in your new header photo.

  9. Beautiful place and water reflections of the arches - but why did they add that ugly building to such a beautiful one?

  10. beautiful reflection and a peaceful photo Carmen, maybe that's one of the reasons where the sense of healing comes in?

  11. That is a stunning shot, Carmen. The colors and reflection are pristine. Beautiful!

  12. Just like a story! It probably inspired several stories, come to think of it.