Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib

Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, Sirhind Overview

Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib is a complex comprising of several shrines located in the Town of Sirhind. This place of worship marks the 1710 conquest of this city by the Sikhs under the able leadership of Banda Bahadur. Fatehgarh Sahib has secured a prominent place in history as the battleground of the war between the Muslims and the Sikhs. A Gurudwara was eventually built to commemorate the bravery of the younger sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh who were bricked-up alive at that exact site. The Gurudwara of Fatehgarh Sahib is an essential religious venue among the Sikh community. It is highly regarded for the calm and peaceful vibes that it rubs off on its visitors.

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Inside Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib

The Sarovar is a large pool located on the premises. The sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji were bricked-up alive against a wall. This historical wall has been preserved in the Gurudwara Bhora Sahib. Gurudwara Burj Mata Gujri marks the site where the two younger sons and mother of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji were kept imprisoned. They were confined in a narrow tower, and it is believed that Mata Gujari jumped off it on hearing the news of the execution of her grandsons. The Gurudwara Shahid Ganj was built to honour the memories of those Sikh soldiers who were killed while fighting the Mughals. They were cremated at this site. The Todar Mal Jain Hall is a huge hall that was built in the memory of Seth Todar Mal. He is attributed to have purchased the land for the cremation of the Sikh martyrs, by paying gold coins.

History and Architecture of Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib

Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara

The Sikhs tore down the fort built by Ferozshah Tughlaq when they conquered the city. Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib was constructed at the site of the execution of the younger sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh at the hands of Wazir Khan.

There are several other shrines and structures within the main complex of the Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, namely - Gurudwara Bhora Sahib, Gurudwara Burj Mata Gujri, Gurudwara Shahid Ganj, Todar Mal Jain Hall and the Sarovar. The entrance to the Gurudwara is made of white stones, and it leads to a white marble pathway. Elements of typical Sikh architecture can be spotted in the main building that flaunts white stone structures and golden domes.
It is the calmness and serenity of this religious shrine that attracts tourists from all over the globe. It also provides visitors with a chance to witness a truly historic site.

Best Time to Visit Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib

The best time to pay a visit to Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib is during the Shaheedi Jor Mela in December. This is an annual event where a large number of pilgrims get together to pay their homage to the brave sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The nearby villages organise langar for all the devotees. Langar refers to free meals that are served to all the visitors.

How to Reach Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib

The Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib is located very close to the city’s centre. Travellers can choose to hire a private taxi or even opt for an auto-rickshaw to reach the Gurudwara.

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