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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SLICE OF HISTORY- GURUDWARA FATEHGARH SAHIB, SIRHIND





This historic Gurudwara located at Fatehgarh Sahib, Sirhind in the Indian state of Punjab is steeped in tragic  history. It was built to commemorate the martyrdom of two younger Sahibzadas (sons)  Baba Fateh Singh 9 and Baba Zorawar Singh 7, of Guru Gobind Singh ji- the 10th and last Guru of Sikhs. The two tender hearts were bricked alive in 1704 by the  orders of then Mughal Governor of Sirhind, Wazir Khan for refusing to embrace Islam.The wall where the execution took place has been preserved inside the main Gurudwara and is known as Gurudwara Bhora Sahib.- Wikipedia.
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Hubby and I had a deeply felt spiritual experience when we visited the place  last week . Sitting with  Sangat ( other visitors) in the Langar hall, to eat community lunch was memorable.

M is for Monument: Religious monument.


The main Gurudwara.



The covered entrance to the main Gurudwara.




Another view of the historic Gurudwara.




The  langar  building ( free kitchen) where devotees sit on mats spread on the floor to partake community  meals.




The arched entrance to the free kitchen named after tenth Guru's mother Mata Gujri.


The Fort like construct  was named as Thanda Burj ( cool Fort) where Mata Gujri along with her two grandsons was confined in extreme cold weather as a punishment. When Mata Gujri learnt about the sad news of the martyrdom of her younger grandsons, she collapsed. --Wikipedia.

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21 comments:

  1. Interesting post and sad. What we do to each other in the name of religion.

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  2. A sad and depressing story. It seems that some have not learned from past mistakes.

    I did love your pictures though. India is beautiful.

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  3. Being bricked alive - killing them was not enough...wow.
    There are so many beautiful buildings, like the one you show, from India! Many thanks for sharing them with ALL SEASONS! Have a beautiful week!

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  5. Great history.Nice pictures.I don't know if I go there but you made us very happy by your post.

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  6. Wonderful photo's... so bright too... very nice choice for M

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
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  7. Is photography allowed for public?

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    1. Yes, from the outside only. Thanks!

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  8. The architecture is beautiful even though the history is sad.

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  9. Gurudwara is such a beautiful word. Door to Guru. I am at awe at the courage of conviction of Baba Fateh Singh sahib and Baba Zorawar Singh sahib. At such an early age they had to choose between honor of death or living life of luxury. In true sikh honour, they chose death. What a horrible death it must have been to be buried alive in brick wall. After all, these were son of Guru Govind Singh ji Maharaj. It gives me goose bumps.

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    1. Thanks Abhijit for your noble thoughts!

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  10. Hello, beautiful buildings and monuments. Lovely tour and images. Happy Thursday!, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  11. Gorgeous! thank you so much for sharing your country with us all!

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  12. thanks for the tour among the beautiful buildings :)

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  13. Very interesting post and lovely photos. I love the gold trim

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  14. Super pics! The monument looks great, Uppalji.

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