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Places of Religious Interest

 

Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib

 

 Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, situated on the Sirhind-Morinda Road, is an important religious venue for Sikhs. It is believed that in the year 1704, Sahibzada Fateh Singh and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, were bricked alive as per the order of Wazir Khan, the Faujdar of Sirhind. This Gurudwara was built to commemorate their sacrifice.

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The inner complex of the Gurudwara houses many famous structures, such as Gurudwara Bhora Sahib, Gurudwara Burj Mata Gujri, Gurudwara Shahid Ganj, Todar Mal Jain Hall and Sarovar. The entrance gate is constructed using white stones and leads to a white marble pathway. The main building of the Gurudwara boasts of the typical Sikh architecture with white stone structures and golden domes. The annual festival of Shaheedi Jor Mela is celebrated in the month of December to commemorate the sacrifice of these martyrs. The serenity and peacefulness rubs on to tourists and provides them a chance to view a truly historic site.Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup

Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup is located on the Sirhind-Chandigarh road and is about a kilometre away from Fatehgarh Sahib. It commemorates the cremation of mother of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Mata Gujri, along with his two younger sons, Sahibzada Fateh Singh and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh.

It is believed that due to the fear of Wazir Khan, Faujdar of Sirhind, nobody was giving land for the cremation of these martyrs. Following this, Todar Mall, an ardent follower of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, bought a small piece of land from a farmer for their last rites. The white structures and domes are highlights of the Gurudwara

Mata Chakreshwari Devi Jain Temple

 

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Mata Chakreshwari Devi Jain Temple is located on Sirhind-Chandigarh road, in a village called Attewali. The legend of Mata Chakreshwari Devi dates back to the era of Raja Prithvi Raj Chauhan.

It is a popular belief that some pilgrims were travelling to the Jain temple in bullock carts and on the way, they bought a Mata Chakreshwari Devi idol, who was an ardent follower of Lord Adinath. After halting for the night, when the pilgrims tried to move the cart in which the idol of Mata was kept, it did not move. Suddenly a voice from the sky announced "Let this be my place of Abode". Strangely, in the middle of the barren land, a water fountain emerged. Every year on the fourth day after Dusshera, a religious function is held here, which is attended by numerous devotees

Rauza Sharif

Fatehgarh Sahib photos, Rauza Sharif - Dargah of Shaikh Ahmad

This place features several tombs belonging to the family members of the Shaikh. Apart from this, it also has tombs of the Afghan ruler Shah Zaman and his Queen. This place with beautiful arches and domes has been declared as a historic monument by the Government of India. Tomb of Ustad and Shagird and Tomb of Mir-I-Miran are other nearby tombs which travellers may be interested in.

Sant Namdev Temple

 

 

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Sant Namdev Temple is situated in Bassi Pathana, which is 6 km away from the town of Fatehgarh Sahib. Dedicated to Sant Namdev, this temple has a strong religious following in the area. Sant Namdev lived in Maharashtra and came to Punjab during one of his trips. This place was previously known as Swami Namdev Ji Ka Dera.

The present day structure of the temple was built in the year 1925. Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs, has included 61 of his holy hymns in it. This temple attracts a lot of devotees every year, especially during the three-day fair at the time of Basant Panchami.

 

Mosque of Sadhana Kasai

 

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Mosque of Sadhana Kasai has been declared a historical structure by the Archaeological Survey of India. This mosque is dedicated to Bhagat Sadhana, who is popularly known as Sadhana Kasai (Qasai). He was a Muslim poet, saint and mystic. His spiritual hymns have been included in the holy book of Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib. Made of local Sirhindi bricks, this mosque boasts of beautiful Mughal architecture and ‘T' art paintings.

 

Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj

 

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Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj is situated inside the main area of the Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib. This Gurudwara was built to commemorate the cremation of 6000 Sikhs who were killed in the battle against Muslims. It is believed that the main structure of the Gurudwara stands on the same ground that was used by Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur for the cremation.

The small white structure of the Gurudwara looks serene against the backdrop of Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib. Travellers visit Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib to pay their homage to the martyred heroes. It is said that this Gurudwara was built during the reign of Shah Jahan.

 

Haveli Todar Mal

 

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The Haveli Todar Mal also known as Jahaz Haveli is situated on the Eastren side of Sirhind-Ropar Railway Line just 1 KM away from Fatehgarh Sahib. It is made of Sirhindi bricks.It is the Haveli where Diwan Todar Mal resided. Diwan Todar Mal in his life time paid the greatest tribute to Sikh community by purchasing piece of land at the substantial cost for the cremation of two younger Sahibzada's Baba Zorawar Singh & Baba Fateh Singh from the Mughal emperors. With this act he incurred the wrath of the ruling family.