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Guru Hargobind Sahib told His Sikhs to do ishnaan in Kaulsar sarovar before doing ishnaan in Amritsar sarovar.

There used to be a surang connecting Kaulsar to Amritsar. Male Sikhs with their wet clothes used to use this surang to reach Amritsar from Kaulsar.

This surang was destroyed about 110 years back.

There r still many bazurg sikhs who hv heard about this surang from their parents.

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23 hours ago, shastarSingh said:

Guru Hargobind Sahib told His Sikhs to do ishnaan in Kaulsar sarovar before doing ishnaan in Amritsar sarovar.

There used to be a surang connecting Kaulsar to Amritsar. Male Sikhs with their wet clothes used to use this surang to reach Amritsar from Kaulsar.

This surang was destroyed about 110 years back.

There r still many bazurg sikhs who hv heard about this surang from their parents.

sorry for correction in the information it wasn't a surang but a covered pathway above ground level from Kaulsar to Amritsar.

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24 minutes ago, chatanga1 said:

 

Up until the 1950s Sachkhand Sri HariMandir Sahib was open. There were many walkways and bunge around it. In the 1950s SGPC decided to wall off Sachkhand Sri HariMandir Sahib and enclose it. This most likely was what ended that particular walkway from Kaulsar to Amrit Sarovar.

PS I went for darshan of Sri Atal Rai Gurdwara when we went to Darbar Sahib 2 years ago. It was only then I "discovered" where Kaulsar was, and then went there. It is really tucked away. Even my mom wasn't aware of it. For most people, its ishnaan, darshan of Sachkhand Sri HariMandir Sahib, Sri Akal Takht SAhib and then home.

as per information given to me this walkway was destroyed around 1910s

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Amritsar used have many underground tunnels before, they were built during the Sikh empire period. Amritsar also had a moat built around it with crocodiles and two massive walls around it with several gates, Amritsar was a proper fortified city, a fort in itself. Theres also a underground tunnel in Gobindgarh Qila believed to lead all the way to Lahore. Im guessing these tunnels are still there?  

 

Here's a view of the walled city of Amritsar, you can see the wall around it with some tall buildings behind it, and the moat   1828

View of Amritsar 544

 

 from another angle  done my a local Punjabi artist 1828

View of Amritsar 543

Its a shame Amritsar lost it fortified appearance, It looked like a proper Qila, The British destroyed much of it when they took over and the remaining was destroyed by the locals. 

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4 hours ago, puzzled said:

Amritsar used have many underground tunnels before, they were built during the Sikh empire period. Amritsar also had a moat built around it with crocodiles and two massive walls around it with several gates, Amritsar was a proper fortified city, a fort in itself. Theres also a underground tunnel in Gobindgarh Qila believed to lead all the way to Lahore. Im guessing these tunnels are still there?  

 

Here's a view of the walled city of Amritsar, you can see the wall around it with some tall buildings behind it, and the moat   1828

View of Amritsar 544

 

 from another angle  done my a local Punjabi artist 1828

View of Amritsar 543

Its a shame Amritsar lost it fortified appearance, It looked like a proper Qila, The British destroyed much of it when they took over and the remaining was destroyed by the locals. 

Punjab had so many forts before Maharaja Ranjit Singh took over. The Sikh misls had created hundreds of forts big and small all over Punjab. The biggest of them was the one built by the Ramgarhia misl in Amritsar. But they were all dismantled or destroyed as Maharaja Ranjit Singh took their territories. This practice of destroying forts was called 'slighting' in which the forts of enemies were destroyed after their capture. This of course was done for strategic reasons to prevent those forts from being recaptured in future.

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On 8/3/2020 at 12:38 PM, chatanga1 said:

 

Up until the 1950s Sachkhand Sri HariMandir Sahib was open. There were many walkways and bunge around it. In the 1950s SGPC decided to wall off Sachkhand Sri HariMandir Sahib and enclose it. This most likely was what ended that particular walkway from Kaulsar to Amrit Sarovar.

PS I went for darshan of Sri Atal Rai Gurdwara when we went to Darbar Sahib 2 years ago. It was only then I "discovered" where Kaulsar was, and then went there. It is really tucked away. Even my mom wasn't aware of it. For most people, its ishnaan, darshan of Sachkhand Sri HariMandir Sahib, Sri Akal Takht SAhib and then home.

Seeing what happened in 1984 it is actually good the complex was walled like a fort during the 1950s. If there were many walkways in 1984 it would have been harder for the Singhs to defend it.

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