Sirhind (now known as Fatehgarh) is a city and a municipal council in Fatehgarh Sahib District in the Indian state of Punjab.

The city is a historically important settlement north of the city of Patiala and is of special significance to followers of the Sikh faith. The Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib, 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Sirhind, marks the burial site of the two younger sons of the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Gobind Singh. Here, Sahibzada Fateh Singh and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh were entombed alive on 26 December 1704 on the orders of the Governor of Sirhind, Wazir Khan.

Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib was built to commemorate the martyrdom of younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh. It was called Fatehgarh Sahib (fateh means victory) after the Sikhs, under the leadership of Banda Bahadur in 1710, ran over the area and razed the fort (built by Ferozeshah Tughlaq) to the ground.

A number of gurdwaras are also located in the main complex of Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib.

Gurudwara Bhora Sahib 

The historical wall where the young sons of Guru Gobind Singh were bricked-up alive is preserved in this gurdwara.

Gurudwara Burj Mata Gujri 

At this site Baba Zorawar Singh ji and Baba Fateh Singh ji, the two sons of tenth guru of sikhs Guru Gobind Singh and his mother were kept in confinement by Wazir Khan. The fort was known as Thanda Burj, and was considered a cool place during the summer. However, it was a punishment for Guru’s sons and his mother to be kept here in extreme winter. It was at this place that Mata Gujri collapsed on hearing the news of the martyrdom of her grandsons. Later on, Gurdwara Mata Gujri was constructed here.

Gurudwara Shahid Ganj 

The Gurudwara Shahid Ganj was built to commemorate the memory of the brave Sikhs who were killed while fighting with Mughal forces under the banner of Banda Bahadur. They were cremated here.

Todar Mal Jain Hall 

A very big hall in memory of Seth Todar Mal who purchased land by paying gold coins for the cremation of the said martyrs lies behind the main gurdwara.


A large sacred pool or sarovar is also located in the Complex.

Shaheedi Jor Mela 

An historic Shaheedi Jor Mela is held at here in the month of December every year when large number of pilgrims visit. People of adjoining villages organise Langar which is served on the way to lakhs arriving here. The villagers pool grains, vegetables, milk and other eatables and prepare the langar for devotees locally known as Sangat. Women folk prepare food for langar in collective kitchen in open area on the roadside and men serve it to the Sangat coming from far away areas on Buses, Trucks, trollies and other means of transportation.

Rauza Sharif or Dargah of Shaikh Ahmad Faruqi Sirhindi (popularly known as Mujaddid, Alf-Sani)  is situated on the Sirhind-Bassi Pathana Road at a small distance to the north of Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib. Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi lived at this place during the times of Akbar and Jahangir from 1563 to 1624.

The Urs celebration (death anniversary) of the Mujadid are held here for more than 300 years and are largely attended by Muslims from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh and other Muslim countries.

The tomb of Mir-I-Miran is the only important building of stone in Sirhind. It is believed that Mir-I-Miran was a great saint of the place to whom Bahlol Lodhi’s daughter was married. Another important old monument in the vicinity of Mir-I-Miran’s tomb is a tank called Bibi sar, meaning Lady’s Tank.

The town is surrounded by four memorial gates, each in memory of four important figures from Sikh history associated with Sirhind. These are: Diwan Todar Mal, Nawab Sher Muhammed Khan from Malerkotla, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and Baba Moti Ram Mehra. Each of these individuals belonged to a different caste or religion, showing the harmony and brotherhood among people of those times.



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