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The Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib marks the spot where the two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, were bricked alive in the fort of Sirhind by order of the tyrant Nawab Wazir Khan on December 28, 1704 as they refused to be converted to Islam. Mata Gujri, their grandmother expired due to the shock and it was a Hindu, Dewan Todar Mal, who cremated the three dead bodies with the help of other devotees of the Guru. At a short distance is the Rauza of Hazrat Mirajabad-ud-din Alaf Sheikh Ahmed Sirhindi and pilgrims visit Sirhind to pay respects to both, Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib and Rauza Sharif. Continue reading
This is the site of the historical battle fought by Guru Gobind Singh in a small fortress where he faced the mighty Mughal army with just forty Sikhs. Here, the Guru blessed his two sons At Singh and Jujhar Singh and saw them off to the battle field where they, along with 37 Sikhs attained martyrdom. Three of the first five baptized Khalsa were also killed at this battle. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The town of Malerkotla was divided into two parts – Maler and Kotla. Maler may have been named after an individual named Malher Singh who is said to have constructed a Kaccha fort here called Malhergarh. The town of Malher was founded by Sadr-u-din in 1466, an Afghan. A pious man and disciple of Peer Rukha Alam of Multan (Pakistan), he left the Peer and settled at Bhumsi in the remains of the Malhergarh fort. Behlol Lodhi stayed here on way to Delhi and was so impressed with him that on becoming King of Delhi, he married off his daughter Taj to Sadr-u-din and gave him 68 villages in dowry. Around the hut of Sadr-u-din emerged a Basti named Malher after the fort Malhergarh. Continue reading