Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib - Fatehgarh Sahib

Gurudwara Shri Fatehgarh Sahib - Fatehgarh Sahib

Situated :
Distt City Fatehgarh Sahib
Associated with :
Sahibzada Zoravar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji
• This Gurudwara is situated on Sirhind-Morinda Road at a distance of 5 Km from town Sirhind and 15 Km from town Morinda in town Fatehgarh Sahib, District Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab.

History
Guru Gobind Singh Ji left Anandpur Sahib in 1705 on being given a promise of safe exit by Mughals. When Guru Ji with his family and Sikhs reached near Sirsa River, it was swollen with rain water. The Mughal forces followed Sikhs and attacked them on the banks of River Sirsa. Many Sikhs won martyrdom. Guru Ji with his family and few Sikhs succeeded in crossing River, but

Gurudwara Sahib

members of Guru Ji's family got scattered in the turmoil. Guru Ji with two elder sons and some Sikhs reached Chamkaur Sahib (in District Rupnagar). Guru Ji's Mother Mata Gujri Ji and two younger sons Zoravar Singh Ji and Fateh Singh Ji, aged 9 and 7 respectively, were taken by their family cook named Gangu to his Village Kheri. Here Gangu betrayed them and sent them to Jam Khan and Man Khan of Morinda. They sent them to Sirhind where they were consigned to the Thanda Burj (a cold tower of the Fort). Nawab of Sirhind Wazir Khan asked Zoravar Singh and Fateh Singh to become Muslims, otherwise they will be killed. Both of them refused to embrace Islam. Finally a death sentence was awarded. Nawab of Malerkotla, Sher Mohammad Khan protested against that order, but after two days both sons of Guru Ji were bricked alive. Next Day their bodies were taken out and thrown on the backside.

Overview

At this place two younger sons of Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji were executed on orders of Wazir Khan, the Nawab of Sirhind. The Historical Wall in which they were bricked alive still exists inside the Gurudwara. Mata Gujri Ji (Mother of Guru Gobind Singh Ji) who was confined in the cold tower breathed her last when the news reached her ears.

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