Dera Sacha Sauda (Shahpur Begu), Sirsa

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Dera Sacha Sauda, or the people who believe in truthful dealings is situated on Begu Road, Shahpur Begu in Sirsa. It was set up in 1948 by Shah Mastana, whose actual name was Khemamal. He was an extremely religious person and had no interest in worldly affairs. He left his house in search of true spiritual teacher at the age of 14.

He came to Beas in Punjab where he found his true teacher in the person of Baba Sawan Singh who accepted him under his tutelage and granted him Nam, the word of God.So impressed was the Baba with the devotion of his disciple that he gave him the name of Shah Mastana, a person who is continuously intoxicated with the supreme bliss of God.

Shah Mastana set up the Dera Sucha Suada in 1948. It is a huge compound housing 600 rooms, a big hall for samagam and a vast ground where the religious gatherings are held on special occasions.

The dera offers free kitchen (langar) and does not accept any donation from the public. The entire expenditure of running the establishment is met from the agricultural farm attached to it. Shah Mastana died in 1960. The holy congregations organized by the group attract thousands of devotees all through the year.

 

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