history of bilga

According to the Mahan Kosh compiled by Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha, when Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji was due to get married, Guru Ji travelled from Goindwal Sahib and arrived here on 1st July 1589 (although the Gurdwara board incorrectly states the date as 1590).

Guru Ji was travelling to Mau Sahib(ਮੌ ਸਾਹਿਬ )to get married to Mata Ganga. Along with Guru Arjan Dev Ji the marriage group included Baba Budha Ji, Bhai Manj Ji, Bhai Shalo Ji, Mian Mir Ji, Bhai Gurdas Ji, Bhai Sang Ji and other Sikhs.

At the time, the village of Bilga only consisted of 7 mud huts. However, the villagers served Guru Arjan Sahib Ji and the marriage group with great respect and dedication for 2 days.

Guru Arjan Dev Ji was highly impressed with the hospitality the villagers provided and so gave some of his clothes as gifts. The clothes were preserved and can be seen at the Gurdwara.

A well has been preserved in the main Gurdwara, this well provided bathing water for Guru Ji while he stayed at this location. Every year, there is a great diwan on 18, 19, 20 Harh where (on the last day) the clothes of Guru Arjan Dev Ji are displayed.

About bilga

Our village Bilga is a largest village(now town) in Punjab. It’s situated near the city of Nurmahal. Nurmahal is a sub tehsil in the district Jallandhar in the Indian state of Punjab.

Bilga railway station
The nearest main road to Bilga is PhillaurNurmahal road which is almost 2 km from the village. We have our own Railway station(Bilga railway station).

At the 2011 census, the population of the village was 10,125 of which 5,182 were male and 4,943 female, a sex ratio of 954. There were 949 children aged 6 or under.

This village has one sarpanch who has been elected by villagers under the legislative committee of Jalandhar.

The village has Bilga general hospital which is located on the outskirts of the village.

The village is divided in 7 portions (portion of a village is known as a patti) which have their own names, these are :

  • Patti Bhalaayi
  • Patti Duniya Mansoor
  • Patti Bhoja
  • Patti Mahena
  • Patti Bagga
  • Patti Bhatti
  • Patti Neelowaal

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