Researching Our Past
One such contact was with the Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr. Kirpal Singh Narang, a well known scholar and an authority on Sikh History.
Anyone holding the records of the initial work will find that a collection of memorandums, letters or other documents were written by Mr. Amar Chand Mahay. It would not be wrong to say that when Dr. Dharam Pal Singal was appointed as the person who occupied the chairing the research on Guru Ravidass Ji was the result of all the painstaking effort by this very dedicated person.
It is greatly emphasised that all communication at political level was a constant reminder that we are hurt by the atrocities committed on the poor and backward classes and a request to hear their cries and put an end to such discriminatory practises.
In Punjab, India, there are about 12,800 villages and almost every village has a temple in the name of Satguru Ravidass ji and the Sabha contributed to many temples opened in the name of Guru Ji in these villages. A temple in Junagarh, Gujrat, In Tughlakabad New Delhi, in memory of the historical event of a meeting between Sikandar Lodhi and Satguru Ravidass ji. A great monument in “Kanshi” now called Varanasi, the birthplace of Satguru Ravidass ji, where hundreds of thousands visit each year, both nationally and Internationally, to pay homage to the great icon.
Like a banyan tree spreads all across, the teaching of Satguru Ji has been taken to almost every household. Efforts are being made to pursue the further development of the college in Hoshiarpur Road, Phagwara, Punjab, India.
Finally we hope this is suffice at this stage as an introduction to the brief history of this temple for the sake of future generations. It is imperative and paramount that they are aware and knowledgeable enough about the journey, struggles, achievements and accomplishments in spearheading the mission and teachings of Satguru Ravidass Ji and raising the issues and concerns of our community in India and here. We hope that the future generations learn and continue the mission of our elders seriously and continue to make their contributions, passionately, generously, impartially and fearlessly in the future.
The obligations now lie with them.