Thursday, October 27, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism


Faridkot, the capital town of the erstwhile princely State of Faridkot, is the headquarters of a district named after it. The city owes its name to the famous Muslim mystic poet Baba Farid whose work has found place in Holy Granth Sahib. The legend runs that when Baba Farid came to this place he was drafted as a laborer on the construction of the fort. The basket, which he was given to carry the earth, floated without any visible support. On seeing this divine revelation Sheikh Farid was allowed to depart. In his honor the town was renamed as Faridkot. There is a tomb of baba Farid called 'Chila Baba Farid'.

The town of Faridkot has been the focal point in the struggle for national independence. 'Jaitu Ka Morcha' at a distance of about 30km from Faridkot is a well-known event of the freedom struggle.

Faridkot has many fine buildings, foremost among them being the former Secretariat building now housing the District Courts, Guest House, Clock Tower, Darbar Ganj and the stadium. The former ruler's palace is situated inside the town and there is also a fort.


30 kms. from Faridkot the Gurudwara, center of an annual fair, celebrates the victory that the Akali volunteers had won over the British in 1923 against govt. interference in Akhand Path, continued recitation of the Sikh Scripture. The peaceful agitation became a watershed in India's freedom struggle. Pandit Nehru had courted arrest here. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.
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