Located in the culturally rich state of Punjab, Fatehgarh Sahib is the commercial town in Fatehgarh Sahib District of the state. The name ‘Fatehgarh’, states the ‘Town of Victory’, as in the year 1710, Sikhs under the regulation of Banda Bahadur overran the region and demolished the fort that was made during Balban’s regime. The town is bounded by four grand gates, each constructed in the remembrance of four famous figures from the Sikh history related with Sir Hind: Baba Moti Ram Mehra, Nawab Sher Muhammed Khan, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and Deewan Todar Mal. If you are in Fatehgarh Sahib then visit the places mentioned below for sure.
It is a Dargah dedicated to Sheikh Ahmad Faruqi Sirhindi. Sunni Muslims regard this Dargah as the second Mecca. The tomb of Shah Zaman, his queen and the Afghan governor can be seen nearby Rauza Sharif.
Mata Chakreshvri Devi Jain Temple
Situated in Attewali village, Mata Chakreshvri Devi Jain Temple is dedicated to Goddess Chakreshvri Devi and is around 1000 years old. The walls of the temple are ornamented with glass work. It holds strong religious belief among followers.
Fatehgarh Sahib is very famous for its Sanghol Museum. It belongs to the Harappan society and is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Sanghol Museum has various antiques that were extracted during the excavations in the town. It contains the collection of pottery and coins and the stone sculptors.
Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj
The Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj Sahib is located in Muktsar city of Sri Muktsar Sahib District in Punjab. Also known as Angitha Sahib, it was constructed in the year 1870 by Raja Wazir Singh. Later in the year 1980, it was renovated with an addition of a rectangular domed hall. It is beautifully situated adjacent to a Sarovar (water pond) and welcomes everyone irrespective of caste, creed, gender and ethnicity. The walls of the gurudwara are painted with beautiful portraits of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. This Ganj was constructed to commemorate the death of the Sikhs who surrendered their lives fighting against the Mughal army.
Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup
Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup is situated in proximity to Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib. The remnants of Mata Gujri and her two sons were cremated at this site. It is believed that Wazir Kahn denied the cremation of the bodies unless someone gave him gold coins. Seth Todar Mal, a devotee of Guru Gobind Singh, bought the land in order to cremate the dead bodies.
Aam Khas Bagh
The Aam Khas Bagh was constructed for the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to stay while travelling to Lahore. Numerous palaces were constructed nearby to ensure comfortable stay of the Mughal rulers. It is believed that there existed an air-conditioning system in the palaces. The Aam Khas Bagh has the Sheesh Mahal, hamam and tank where water was heated.
Sant Namdev Temple
Sant Namdev Temple is dedicated to Sant Namdev who preached Bhakti Marg, the way to worship God. His 61 ‘shaloks’ have been included in the Shri Guru Granth Sahib. The site is also known as Swami Namdev Ji Ka Dera. The temple is visited by many travellers during the fair held on the occasion of Basant Panchmi.