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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 »

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The Historical Banyan Tree (Shaheedi Bohr)

This huge tree with lush green canopy and wide girth is located along northern boundary of the Ram Bagh. This place has an important place in the history of the holy city of Amritsar. In 1871, four members of the Kooka community objected to hawking of beef nearby the Golden Temple Continue reading »

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