Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism


Ferozepur city situated right on the Indo- Pakistan border in normal times is a center of Indo - Pakistan trade. According to a belief Ferozshah Tughlak who had a passion for founding cities founded Ferozepur in the 14th century. It is also stated that Ferozepur was founded by one of the Bhatti Chiefs named Feroze Khan but the first version is widely accepted.

Ferozepur is well connected by road as well as rail with Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Delhi, Chandigarh and the rest of the country. There are a number of holy shrines. historic places and memorials in and around Ferozepur. 

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial:

Dead bodies of the hero- martyrs, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, who had been executed at Lahore on March 23, 1931 by the British Government for raising a revolution against the British Government, were cremated stealthily in the darkness of the night here. Every year on March 23, a fair is held when thousands of people gather to pay homage to the great martyrs. 

Saragarhi Memorial Gurudwara: 

Commemorates the battle, which took place on Samana Ridge of the Hindu Kush and Sulleiman. Ranges in 1897 when 21 soldiers of the 36 Sikh (later 4 Sikhs) regiment had died fighting to the last man against a several times greater force of the local tribal chiefs. The history of the battle is taught in French schools and forms part of the 8 narratives of collective bravery published by UNESCO. On 12th September every year thousands of people and ex-servicemen pay homage to _the celebrated heroes here. 

Jain Swetamber Temple: 

Zira was founded in 1890 A.D. Additions were made in 191 3-14 A.D. The paintings on the walls depict the ancient Jain culture and history. The main idol, believed to be one of the most sacred and ancient, was brought from Palitana Sidhgri in Saurashtra. There are also brass idols, some of which are older than twelve hundred years. 

Anglo-Sikh War Memorial Ferozeshah: 

Was set-up here in 1976 A.D. The portraits of important historical personalities and battle scenes executed by artists, Jaswant Singh and Kirpal Singh and some of the weapons used in those days are on display here. 

Couplets from the epic of Shah Muhammad embossed on the walls bemoan that Punjabis won battles but lost the war only because Sarkar Ranjit Singh was no more.



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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.
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