The Muktsar Sarovar of the historic Shri Darbar Sahib Gurudwara at Punjab is a sacred to the Sikhs. Devotees take a dip in the holy tank every year of the eve of Maghi Mela. Maghi was celebrated in memory of 40 Muktas, who deserted Guru Gobind Singh at Anandpur Sahib joined him later at Muktsar, which was earlier known as Khiderana Dhab. They fought bravely and defeated the Mughals in the last battle by sacrificing their lives.
Guru Gobind Singh himself cremated all these brave Sikh soldiers and renamed the Dhab
Khiderana as Sri Muktsar Sahib. To commemorate their sacrifice, Guru Gobind Singh had enlarged the tank near the battlefield and called it Muktsar or the tank of Salvation.
Later on, a Gurudwara was built at the site of the cremation of the 40 martyrs. Since then, every year thousands of followers of Sikhism gather here and take bath in the tank before offering prayers at the Gurudwara.