This Gurdwara is situated in town Fatehgarh Sahib on Sirhind-Morinda Road at a distance of 5 Km from town Sirhind and 15 Km from town Morinda. 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 Gurdwara.
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 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.
Mata Gujri Ji who was confined in the cold tower breathed her last when the news reached her ears.
The ancient town of Sirhind is replete with ruins of beautiful mosques and tombs. During Mughal days it was a town of considerable importance. Its ancient fort was built by 'Firoz Tughlaq'. The Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara marks the spot, where the two brave children, the younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh died for the noble cause. They refused to be converted to Islam during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb.
After the heroic death of two elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh, in the battle of ChamKaur, on December22, 1704 his two younger sons, namely, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh were done to death, by being bricked alive in the fort of Sirhind on December 28, 1704 by the order of the tyrant Nawab Wazir Khan. Mata Gujri, grandmother of the two SahibzaDas expired due to the shock of brutal murder of her two grand children. A Hindu Philanthropist Dewan Todar Mal cremated three dead bodies with the help of other Devotees of the Guru. He purchased the land by paying gold coins to the muslim Zamindar named Atta. Here stands the Gurdwara Jyoti Swarup. A big hall with a seating capacity for 5,000 persons has been recently constructed. It has been named Dewan Todar Mal Hall.
At short distance is the Rauza of Hazrat MiRajabad-ud-din Alaf Sheikh Ahmed Sirhindi. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world visit Sirhind to pay respects to Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib and Rauza Sharif. To the south-east of the city is a Caravan Serai of the Mughal period known as Aam-Khas Bagh. It has now been converted into a tourist complex where suitable accommodation is available at reasonable rates.
Sirhind is 53 km from Chandigarh airport. It is well connected by road and is a railway junction too. On the Sher Shah Suri Marg towards Ludhiana city is located, a floating restaurant, in the Nangal Hydel Canal. It is a big attraction for tourists, both Indians and foreigners
Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib is situated in Fatehgarh Sahib on Sirhind-Morinda Road. The town of Morinda is 15 kms from this place, whereas town of Sirhind is 2 kms.
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