Baddoki Gosaian

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Baddoki Gosaian
Village
Baddoki Gosaian is located in Pakistan
Baddoki Gosaian
Baddoki Gosaian
Coordinates: 32°10′N 73°31′E / 32.16°N 73.51°E / 32.16; 73.51Coordinates: 32°10′N 73°31′E / 32.16°N 73.51°E / 32.16; 73.51
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Gujranwala
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Baddoki Gosaian is the birthplace of Sidh Baba Sai Das, founder of the Gosain/Goswami community contemporary to Baba Nanak Dev. It had a big square shaped tank with a temple in the center with a tree of berries. People used to bathe in the tank in order to have their wishes fulfilled. There used to be a langar hall opposite the temple, although according to the latest (2010 onwards) Google Earth images, the langar hall has been demolished, whereas in the 2007 Google Earth images it was clearly visible.

Presently, a temple of the same name is situated in Uttam Nager, New Delhi with Shri Bharat Bhushan as its mahant and head.

Mahant Ji enlights the Jyoti on every Narsingh Chaudash. Address of the mandir – Mandir Tomri Sahib, Z-104, Dayalsar Road, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi. Near Uttam Nagar West Metro Station. Behind Bank of Baroda.

Sanjeev Bhaskar, famous British-Indian comedian, actor and broadcaster, who is best known for his work in the BBC Two comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and as host of The Kumars at No. 42, also belongs to the Gosain Community. He presented and starred in a documentary series called India with Sanjeev Bhaskar, in which he travelled India and visited his ancestral home in Baddoki Gosaian.

History[edit]

Baddoki Gosaian is one of the largest and most historically significant villages of the Gujranwala District. It is often locally referred to as Badoki. It was a home to Hindus (mostly belonging to the Gosain community), Sikhs and Muslims before the Partition of India. In 1947, several Hindu and Sikh families migrated from Baddoki Gosaian to India and similarly from India several Muslim families migrated to the village. Migrant families still use the homes and lands of those who emigrated from the village.

There are now approximately 40,000 residents of Baddoki Gosaian. Several old buildings remain which were built in the 18th century. The village is now home to thousands of Muslims and Christians, and although the majority of residents are Muslims, both groups share the same social and cultural status, with independent practice of belief.Baddoki Gosain is the name of the village, derived from and established in the name of Baddo, one of the earlier devotees of Gosain Baba Saindassji, thus the village was named Baddoki Gosain and people used to call Baba Saindass ji as Baddo Ke Gosain.

Gaddi Nashin Mahant Madan Mohan Ji of Kalanour(Punjab) Gosain Mission bless all his devotees and protect themselves every minute of the day. Kalanour Gosain Mission is active and belongs to Branch Boora Dalla, which was shifted here after Partition (as mentioned above) by Mahant Beli Ram Ji. Mahant Beli Ram Ji was Grand Father of Gaddi Nashin Mahant Madan Mohan Ji.

http://gosainbaddoke.blogspot.in/ (source of information)