Kiratpur Sahib

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(7 km from Anandpur Sahib, Dist. Ropar) Kiratpur Sahib was founded by the 6th Guru Sri Hargobind Sahib. Here the 7th Guru, Guru Har Rai and the 8th Guru, Guru Harkrishen were born and brought up. It was here that Guru Gobind Singh along with his followers received the sacred head of the martyred 9th Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur, brought from Delhi by Bhai Jaita in 1675. The particular spot associated with it is known as Gurdwara Babangarh Sahib. The 10th Guru took the sacred head of his father in a procession to Anandpur Sahib for cremation. The Punjab Government has constructed a pillar here, on which is inscribed a quotation from Guru Gobind Singh describing the martyrdom of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur.

The Gurdwara Parivar Vichhora Sahib (14 km from Ropar) is situated adjacent to the canal near village Nangal Sirsa and has a flight of 84 steps leading to the top. Guru Gobind Singh along with his family and followers came to this place leaving the Fort of Anandpur Sahib. He had not yet reached the bank of the Sirsa River, 15 km to the east when he was attacked by a strong contingent under Wazir Khan, the Governer of Sirhind. When the Guru was heavily engaged, another detachment of the Mughals delivered an assault on the first batch halting on the river bank. A fierce battle took place here in which most of Guru’s followers lost their lives. This is where Guru was separated from his family before proceeding towards Kotla Nihang along with his two elder sons and 40 followers. The Guru’s mother and his two younger sons were taken by Gangu, an old domestic servant of the family to his native village, Saheri near Morinda. Mata Sunderi and Mata Sahib Devi, the wives of the Guru were taken to Delhi in the guise of rustic women. The Gurdwara marks the site where the family of the Guru was separated.

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