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Ram Dev Mandir, Kagdana (Tehsil Sirsa), Sirsa

Baba Ramdevji, also called Ramdeo Pir or Ramshah Pir is revered as a deity in several states of India, particularly Rajasthan and also Sindh in Pakistan. People of all castes, religions and communities including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Muslims worship him for his love for the poor.

His followers, especially Hindus consider him to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is also regarded as the 72nd descendant of the Pandav, King Arjun. Muslims revere him for his miraculous powers. According to folklore, when his fame reached Mecca, the holiest of Muslim places, five pirs or holy people came to visit him and verify the truth about his powers.

When Baba Ramdev invited them to take lunch, they said they ate only in their own utensils. Hearing this Baba smiled and told them they were on their way from Mecca. The pirs were stunned to see their pots coming flying in the air. Thereafter they decided to spend the rest of their life with the baba. Their samadhis were also built along with that of Baba Ramdev.

Temples dedicated to Baba Ramdev have been built in several parts of the country. But the biggest of them is located in Kagdana in Sirsa. A festival is held every year during January and February in which thousands of devotees participate with full devotion and fervour.

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