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|Summary of Question:||Re: Pot A Sikh Religion Item?|
|Date Posted:||Tuesday, 12/21/2004 9:39 PM MST|
In fact, this rare object is related to sikhism. It is called 'Ganga Sagar'. Its picture is on home page of this web site (www.sikhnet.com) with Guru Gobind Singh Ji's picture. As it is stated it was given to the Nawab of Raikot as a gift by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. I searched online and here is the story behind it, i got it from this web page http://yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au/~sekhon/
In 1704 Guru Gobind Singh Ji went to Machiwara after leaving Anandpur Sahib. During those severe hardship days some of the rajas refused even to offer help to Guru Sahib due to the fear of death as Aurangzed was after the life of the Guru Sahib and his family. When Guru Sahib reached Raikot state the muslim chief Rai Kalha welcomed him and felt honoured in offering his services to Guru Sahib and his guests for as long as he wanted to stay. Guru Ji spent 16 days with Rai Kalha. It was in Raikot that guru Sahib got the most tragic news of the death of his two minor sons and his mother. The news was brought from sarhind by Noora Mahi who was deputed by Rai Kalha for the seva of Guru Sahib. Guru Sahib during his stay asked Noora Mahi to give him milk in Ganga Sagar which was a part of his personal belongings. Noora Mahi said that his buffalo did not give milk and even if it did the milk will not stay in Ganga Sagar as it had holes in it. Guru Sahib told him to take the name of God and start milking the buffalo. To the utter suprise and amazement of Noora Mahi, the buffalo gave milk and it did not pour out. Before leaving Raikot, in and in appreciation of the services and hospitality extended by Rai Kalha, a Muslim chief, who risked his own and his family's lives, Guru Gobind Singh Ji presented Ganga sagar and a sword to Rai kalha as personal gifts. Till 1947 the Ganga Sagar was displayed for the Raikot, Dist. Ludhiana by Khan Bahadur Rai Inayat Khan. The owner of Gangar Sagar is now Rai Azizullah, grandson of Khan Bahadur Rai Inayat Khan ant the present heir of the Rai family who have kept this sacred gift of Guru Gobind Singh Ji with great respect and care for almost 300 years.....
I hope this answers your answer.
Sat Siri Akaal. Thank you so much! I thought the pot query was a reference to something USED today in Sikhi, not an historical reference. Guru ang sang,