Sirhind or Fatehgarh Sahib is a famous Sikh pilgrimage spot that is situated in Fatehgarh Sahib District in Punjab. Apart from that, this place is also famous for a Muslim saint Muzzajuddin Al Sani whose tomb stands here. Because of this cultural, religious, and historical significance, Sirhind is visited by thousands of devotees every year.
This place holds prominent historical significance. The younger two sons of Guru Gobind Singh were buried alive in a Fort wall here and brutally killed during the rule of Wazir Khan, who was later assassinated by Banda Bahadur. Due to the rich history of this place, no Sikh king wanted to have this city. Later on, a Gurudwara was built in the memory of the two young sons of Guru Gobind Singh.
There are multiple places to visit near Sirhind, all of which have their own significance. Gurudwara Jyoti Sarup is where the mortal remains of Guru Gobind Singh’s mother, Mata Gujri and his younger sons were cremated. This place holds utmost importance for the Sikh community. You can also visit Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj, which honors the martyrs who were killed by Mughals. it is believed that 40 cartloads of the heads of Sikh martyrs were cremated here.
Near Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib is the Dargah of Sheikh Ahmed Farooqui Sirhindi, commonly known as Mujaddid Alf-Isfani which is also frequently visited by tourists. The Das Nami Akhara is another religious place situated here which commemorates the memory of the great saint, Baba Hardit Giri. The best time to visit this place is the weekend after Diwali when congregations are held for three days followed by a ‘Bhandara’ that is held by the preachers for conveying religious sermons to the disciples.
Mata Chakreshvri Devi Jain Temple here is said to be 1000 years old and the divine powers of Mata Chakreshvri Devi have been painted beautifully on the walls of this temple. The walls in the temple are elegantly decorated with glasswork. The water fountain in this temple has been transformed into a small well and even now the water in this tank is considered to be holy by the devotees. Devotees believe that this water is as sacred as the water of the Ganges and carry it home to preserve and consume it.
The Experience Of OYO Hotels In Sirhind
If you are looking for the best stay options with all facilities at an affordable price, OYO hotels are the perfect choice for you. With Sirhind being a very important pilgrimage destination, tourists visit this place all around the year. The OYO hotels in Sirhind are very conveniently located so that tourists and devotees can easily access all the places of importance.
The tariff of OYO hotels in Sirhind ranges between INR 400 to INR 900 per night, with all modern facilities that you can ask for. All OYO hotels are equipped with amenities like AC rooms, free Wifi, complimentary breakfast with your stay, running hot and cold water, and 24-hour power backup. All your entertainment needs are also taken care of with TV and DTH connection in the hotel rooms.
So, book your stay at Sirhind with OYO hotels and make the most of your trip