GURDWARA MATA BHAGOJI

When the battle of Mukatsar entered crucial stage a few Sikhs who were frustrated due to hunger & suffering in war, disowned Sri Guru Gobind Singhji and returned to their homes. Mata Bhagoji had taunted and aroused them to fight for Guruji. As a result, those Sikhs returned and fought the battle of Mukatsar and scarified their lives for Guruji and became “Chali Muktas” Mata Bhagoji had herself fought along with them and was the sole survivor in the battle of Mukatsar.

Sri Guru Gobind Singhji when came to Nanded from Punjab, Mata Bhagoji accompanied him.

Sri Guru Gobind Singhji on his way to heavenly abode, visited prison of Satara Fort (situated near Poona) where land lords namely “Rustam Rao & Bala Rao were imprisoned and got them out of prison with an order to go to Nanded to narrate the entire event of their release to the mourning Sikh-Sangat, so that they could know that they can re-jenuvate their faith as Guru is always present along them. At Nanded Jathedar Santokh Singh on the request of Rustam Rao and Bala Rao Jagirdar sent them to Janwada under the Protection of Mata Bhagoji (General). While at Janwada at the residence of Rustam Rao and Bala Rao Mata Bhagoji with utmost sincerity spread the message of Sikhism. Therefore she is famous for investiture as (General) & Publicist of Sikhism.

As a mark of respect to Mata Bhagoji, there stands a Gurdwara at Janwada, which is about 10 kms, from Bidar. This Gurdwara is also under the Management and control of Prabandhak Committee Gurdwara Sri Nanak Jhira Saheb, Bidar.