Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran- Patiala
The capital of the former princely state, Patiala has a magnificent historical
shrine, Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran. It is built on the spot graced by ninth
Guru Sri Tegh Bahadurji. The Gurudwara stands adjoining a tank, where
a dip is considered must by devoted pilgrims. Another Gurudwara having
historical background is called Gurudwara Motibagh. It is partly designed
like the "Sheesh Mahal' and has some fine miniatures.
Today Patiala is one of the important cities of Punjab. The Punjabi University is located on the outskirts of this city. The Motibagh Palace of the former Maharaja now houses the National Institute of Sports and the Punjab Art Gallery. The Gallery contains valuable paintings and illustrated manuscripts,dealing with the life and times of Sikh Gurus. A Regional Cultural Centre has recently been established here.