Bowali (Baoli) Sahib
Baoli Sahib, is located on the banks of the river Ghagghar in the town of Nanak Matta, district Udham Singh Nagar, situated near Nanak Sagar Dam. It is about one and a half kms from Gurudwara Nanakmata Sahib.
This place is known so because here is a small baoli of water. This baoli was brought here by the order of Shri Gurunanak dev Ji.
Some Yogis resided here when Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place. They were in jeoulsy with the Guru Nanak Dev Ji and were making magical competetion for him
The yogis, using magical 'occult powers', dried up all the water in this area. They then challenged Guru Nanak Dev Ji to bring water here.
Guru Nanak Dev ji instructed Bhai Mardana to pick up a spade and go to the nearby river. He told Bhai Mardana to drag the river behind him with the spade without seeing back. Bhai Mardana did as instructed and the river started to follow him as he dragged his spade over the ground. When he reached this place, Bhai Mardana looked back to see if the river was coming behind him.
Immediately, the river stopped following him and stopped at this place. When the river stopped its flow, Guru ji asked the yogis to use their occult powers and move the river further at the place where Guru Ji was sitting. However much they tried, the yogis could not do so. They realized their fault and fell at the feet of the Guru Ji, accepting their defeat. A baoli was constructed here thereafter known as Baoli Sahib.
how a river can stop which is flowing at speed. just mardana look back
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