Thank you very much for visiting my Website. I am researching the BHALLA family from Sri Hargobindpur, District Gurdaspur, Punjab, India. According to the history the 5th Guru Sri Guru Arjun Dev grandson of 3rd guru Sri Guru Amar Das, a Khatri of the BHALLA sub-cast resident of village BASARKE Gillan near Goindwal, District Amritsar undertook a tour of neighboring area in A.D.1590 after building a first town named Taran Taran and completing the construction of the second project temple and the tank filled with water and it was given a new name, Amritsar (the pool of nectar).
From Taran Taran, Guru Arjun Dev Ji went to Jullundur(Jalandhar) Doaba and raised a third town called Kartarpur and from Kartarpur he went to Lahore from there on traveled to banks of river Ravi and Beas on banks of Beas he built yet another town which he named after his son Hargobind, Gobindpura.
Guru Hargobind Sahib was born at village Guru Ki Wadali (district Amritsar) on Harh Vadi 7th (21 Harh), Samvat 1652 (19th June, 1595). He was extremely handsome and the only son of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib and Mata Ganga Ji, a Khatri of the sub-cast Sodhi. Guru Hargobind Sahib succeeded Guru Arjan Dev Sahib in 1606, at the age of eleven years. After the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Sahib, the moment was crucial for the Sikhs. He undertook Dharam Parchar tours to spead Sikhism. He started from Amritsar and covered thousand miles in India. In Punjab he visited Kartarpur and made it as headquarter of Sikh Nation in Doaba. He also visited several adjoining villages like Bara Pir, Mukerian and laid the foundation stone of Sri Hagobindpur town (the original name of this town was Gobindpura) near the river Beas in 1621. A small conflict of Rohilla near Sri Hargobindpur was fought in 1621. It was the first armed clash between the Faujdar of Jalandhar and Hargobind Sahib.
In December A.D. 1634 Guru Hargobind Sahib fought a fierce battle against Mughal forces. They did not want and built a Gurdwara. The Guru forces were victorious although they were heavily outnumbered. After the battle Guru Hargobind Sahib showed his respect and tolerance of other religions by not only finishing the work on the Gurdwara but also ordered the building of a mosque for Muslims. The Gurdwara was named (GURDWARA DAMDAMA SAHIB) AND mosque was named (GURU KI MASSEET). Gurdwara Damdama Sahib Guru Ki Masseet
The Bhalla Khatri families (Zamidar and Shaukar) moved to Sri Hargobindpur from village Basarke Gillan in District Amritsar and settled, in this town and performed as Shaukara (Bankers and Landlords). Later some families moved to other parts of India, but Bhalla khatries originated from Basarke Gillan and Sri Hargobindpur, District Gurdaspur, Punjab, India.
The top of my ancestor chain begins with Guru Amar Das Ji Bhalla, whose family I belong to.
Any information regarding to the above or any part of the family would be greatly appreciated I am also willing to share the information which I have with any one who is willing to help me out of this task.
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Baldev Raj Bhalla