Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gurdwara Makhdoom Pur Pahoran

Gurdwara Makhdoom Pur Pahoran (Punjabi: گردوارہ مخدوم پور پہوڑاں) is situated at Makhdoom Pur Pahoran, a town between Tulamba and Kabirwala.

Coordinates: 30.453069°N 72.049029°E


A narrative tells that Guru Nanak set out from Pakpattan and reached a place near Tulamba where Sajjan Thug had set up a trap in the form of a caravan inn. He used to rob the travellers and made an attempt to trap Guru Nanak but failed. Guru Nanak created this Shabd here; Bronze is bright and shiny, but when it is rubbed, its blackness appears. Washing it, its impurity is not removed, even if it is washed a hundred times. Hearing this Shabd, Sajjan became a friend of Guru. Sajjan's inn was converted into a Gurdwara to commemorate this event.

Bhai Judh Singh, disciple of Sat Guru Har Rai Ji was a resident of this village; this Gurdwara was built by one of his descendants in Samvat 1970.

Current Status

This place is beautifully built. Its boundary runs around in area of two ghumaon with Gurasthan at its centre: There used to be a big and beautiful pool (made of marble) west of it which has now been filled with soil and levelled; if this soil is dug out, the original pool can be restored. Rooms for the stay of Sangat have been built along the boundary wall. There are green trees, flowery creepers, rose, jasmine and other plants whose flowers blossom all around. At present Govt Higher Secondary School is housed in this building and Gurasthan is made the headmaster's office. The inner design of the dome is still the same as it was centuries ago and so are the tiles of the floor, yet other walls and buildings are regularly white washed.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

M-4 Motorway to Pass near Tulamba

Good news for Tulambvis. The under construction M-4 Motorway will pass from Tulamba. Hope this will create new opportunities for this historic town.

The M4 is an under construction motorway in Punjab province, Pakistan. It will be a 233 km long, 4-lane (with capacity to increase to 6-lanes) access controlled motorway with 8 junctions (interchanges) in the planning. It would connect the M3 to the M5 and the cities of Faisalabad and Multan. Its ground breaking ceremony was done on 19 August 2009 and is expected to take 3 years to complete. Upon completion it would connect southern Punjab to Pakistan's Motorway Network.

The M4 will begin at the termination of the M3 at the Sargodha Road Interchange on the northern outskirts of Faisalabad. It will continue on a southwest course connecting the cities of Faisalabad, GojraToba Tek SinghShorkotTulambaKhanewal and Multan. Once at Khanewal, it will merge onto the N5 temporarily until the M5 is complete.

The M4 will have four sections: 
(i) Faisalabad-Gojra (58 km), 
(ii) Gojra-Shorkot (61 km), 
(iii) Shorkot-Din Pur-Khanewal (65 km) and 
(iv) Khanewal-Multan (65 km), 
whereas two large bridges will be constructed on the River Ravi and Shadhnai Channel.

Construction began on 19 August 2009 with the ground-breaking ceremony performed by Pakistan's Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani. Construction is expected to take three years to complete. The M4 will be constructed in four stages: (i) Faisalabad-Gojra (58 km), (ii) Gojra-Shorkot (61 km), (iii) Shorkot-Din Pur-Khanewal (65 km) and (iv) Khanewal-Multan (65 km), whereas two large bridges will be constructed on the River Ravi and Shadhnai Channel. Estimated cost is USD 601 million.

The M4 will have a total of 8 interchanges (exit/entry points).