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Baba Bakala

Guru Tegh Bahadur, the 9th Guru, had revealed himself to Makhan Shah Lubana, a Sikh devotee here. Before his death at Delhi on March 30, 1664 Guru Harkrishan mumbled feebly ‘Baba Bakala’ which was taken to mean that his successor was to be found at Bakala village. Many people tried to take the Guru ki Gaddi and credit is given to Makhan Shah Lubana, a banjara trader from Jhelum, for discovering the true Guru. Continue reading »

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Kiratpur Sahib

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 »

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Bahadurgarh Fort

Bahadurgarh Fort, located on the outskirts of Patiala, is a mere 6km from the city centre. The fort was originally built by Nawab Saif Khan in 1658, during the reign of Aurangzeb, and called Saifabad. It was reconstructed later over a period of eight years by Maharajah Karam Singh in 1837.
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