Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib Sirhind (Thanda Burj) Is The Great School Of Sikhism Punjab Tourism
Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib Sirhind (Thanda Burj) Is The Great School Of Sikhism Punjab Tourism: Gurudwara Sri Thanda Burj Sahib known as Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib is dedicated to the great martyrdom of the younger sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who were killed by bricked alive by Faujdar of Sirhind Wazir Khan in December 1704.
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Here Nawab Wazir Khan imprisoned Baba Zorawar Singh, Baba Fateh Singh, and Mata Gujri Ji, the younger Sahibzade of Guru Sahib to take revenge on Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Mughals tortured Guru Sahib’s Sahibzade and Mata Gujri ji in the cold nights of Poh month. In this cold tower, on the cold nights of Poh (December Winter), Mata Gujri had taught the younger Sahibzade to stay firm on Sikhi, not bowing their heads for the protection of religion.
After vacating Fort Sri Anandgarh Sahib after the battle with Aurangzeb, when Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was crossing the swollen Sirsa River, Mata Gujri and the two younger Sahibzadas got separated and were accompanied by Guru Sahib’s cook Gangu.
Gangu brought them to his village Sahedi. He was a trusted servant but he betrayed the Guru Sahib’s family and handed over the family to Wazir Khan Faujdar of Sirhind. After that, they were tortured to convert to Islam.
From there, while giving information, he got the Sahibzads and Mata Gujri ji arrested. He was first sent to Morinda and the next day to Suba Sirhind. They were first sent to Morinda and then the next day to Suba Sirhind.
Wajid Khan gave many types of greed to the Sahibzade and also threatened them but they remained firm on their religion.
Diwan Sucha Nand filled the ears of Wajid Khan a lot. He said that snake babies are dangerous, so they should be killed as soon as possible.
When they refused to do so, Mata Gujri ji and her grandsons Sahibzade Baba Zorawar Singh, and Baba Fateh Singh were imprisoned in Wazir Khan’s Thanda Burj (Cold Tower) and later bricked alive into a wall.
When Mata Gujri ji came to know about this, she too fainted at this Thanda Burj (Cold Tower) and fell down.
The historical wall where the younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji were bricked up has been preserved in this Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib. The historic walled sanctuary is known as Gurdwara Bhora Sahib.
Gurdwara Burj Mata Gujri, Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj, and many other historical Gurdwaras are also located near Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib.
Sikh historical places have their religious and spiritual place for Sikhs and are always open for every religion.
Annual Saheed Jor Mel is organized in the month of December (11-12-13 Poh) to commemorate the great martyrdom of Sahibzadas and Mata Gurji Ji which thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come here to pay their respects to the great martyrs.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is International Airport Mohali/Chandigarh about 50 KM from Fatehgarh Sahib
The District has Sirhind Junction Railway Station on the Delhi-Amritsar section. This junction links the country with the Ropar and Nangal Dams. On the Sirhind-Nangal railway line, there is a railway station at Fatehgarh Sahib
By road, Fatehgarh Sahib is 250 Km from National Capital Delhi. National Highway No.1 (Sher Shah Suri Marg) passes through it at Sirhind and Mandi Gobindgarh situated in the district.
All buses traversing the Delhi-Amritsar section halt here. For those wishing to visit Fatehgarh Sahib after landing at the Delhi Airport, the Indo-Canadian Bus service runs regular Delux bus services from the Airport to Amritsar and these buses halt at Sirhind and Mandi Gobindgarh