Fatehgarh Sahib Gurudwara commemorates the sacrifice of two youngest sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj. Fateh Singh Ji and Zorawar Singh Ji, who were just 7 and 9 years old respectively. It was named after the youngest son, Fateh Singh Ji. Wazir Khan, the governor of the Mughals, gave them two options. Either to accept Islam or be buried alive. Both brothers accepted death with a smile on their faces. Upon hearing this news, their grand mother also died.
Upon their demise, the Sikhs avenged their death by killing Wazir Khan and capturing the City. Later, in the year 1843, this Gurudwara was built to commemorate the sacrifice of brave kids.
This was a brief history about this historic place. Now lets go inside the campus and find out what lies inside.
The main complex
The Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara complex has two main buildings. One, the Gurudwara and second the Thanda Burj. Along with these two, there is a Langar Hall, Pavitr Sarovar and a newly built Garden.
Upon entering the complex, you are welcomed by a huge gate and the pathway after that guides you straight to the main Gurudwara hall.
Cover your head either by handkerchief or the bundanas available there. Do not forget to take off your footwears and submit them. Just before you enter the Gurudwara hall, you will find a small place to wash your feet. Wash them properly, climb few stairs and enter in the hall. The verses of Holy Gurubani will fill your heart with devotion. The whole atmosphere will be very blissful. Take a round of the hall where Holy Gurubani is kept in the centre and come out of the hall from the other side.
Beside that hall there will be a staircase which will lead you to the basement. It is here, the actual remains of the wall, where the two boys were bricked alive, are kept.
Once you come out of it, the carpet will take you straight to the Thunda Burj.
Thunda means Cold, Burj means
Tower. As the name implies it was a cold tower, where the mother and the sons
of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj were kept. It was a punishment that they received only because they refused to accept Islam. They were kept there in extreme conditions without any blankets and proper food.
When you come out of it you will see a newly built garden where you can spend leisure time with you family.
While returning from the Garden, visit the Pavitr Sarover. Take a dip if you can or at least stand in there and feel the cold water.
Come out of the Sarovar complex and have langar. Langar will be available 24*7 in the Gurudwara. Make sure you take only as much which you can finish.
It would be a short visit but you will remember it for lifetime, because it is not just a place of worship, but also a place which personifies sacrifice.
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