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Bathinda

Bathinda, one of the smaller places in Punjab has a rich religious and cultural heritage. The history of the Bhatinda is associated with a number of religions. The historical monuments in the place are reminiscent of not only the Sikh culture but also that of Hindus and Muslims. It was in the jungles of Bhatinda that the 10th Guru, Shri Gobind Singh Ji fought the Mogul forces. The place has a number of Gurudwaras dating back to the times of the Mogul Emperor, Aurnagzeb.

Places to Visit

Qila Mubarak
Built by Raja Binepal, a Rajput, Qila Mubarak is 1200 years old. This fort has been occupied by a number of rulers and invaders in the past. Some of the prominent ones among them were Mohammed Ghaznii, Mohammed Ghauri and Maharaja Ala Singh of Patiala . The 10th Sikh Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji also visited this Fort in 1705 and blessed the area with prosperity.

Gurudwara of Haji Rattan
The Gurdwara stands to commemorate the legend of great the Hindu poet Rattan Chand who dared to go to Makka for Haj and was disowned by the society. He was blessed with salvation by Guru Nanak Dev Sahib, the first Sikh Guru. The Mazzar (tomb) of the poet is located near the Gurudwara of Hajii Rattan.

Takhat Damdama Sahib
Also known as Talwandi Sabbo , this sacred shrine is located about 35 kilometers from Bathinda city. It is here that the holy book of Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib Ji was written by Bhai Manni Singh Ji and recompiled by Guru Gobind Singh ji. The gurudwara also preserves certain antique objects like guns, stamps, swords, portraits, a Magic Mirror and blood stained dress of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. A matchbox sized Guru Granth Sahib is also kept here.
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Mukatsar
Mukatsar, the city of Gurudwaras is at a distance of 50 kilometers from Bathinda and is also known as 'Guru Ki Daab'. The place is the historical spot for the last battle fought by Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, along with the 40 warriors who died fighting. Guruji then blessed them with 'Mukti' (Moksh) and that's how Mukatsar got its name.

Rose Garden
The Rose Garden is a 10 acre garden, popular for the large varieties of roses that grow here. Located close to the city, it is a frequented picnic spot.


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