Responding to a plea for help by Aqil Das of Jandiala, Ahmad Shah Abdali rushed down south with an intention to exterminate the Sikhs. Realizing the danger, the Sikhs led by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia and Charat Singh Sukharchakia proceeded towards Malwa after crossing the Satluj with the objective of sending their families to the safety […]

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In 1740 Massa ranghar was decapitated by Sukha Singh and mehtab Singh, to avenge the defilement of Harirnander Sahib. Sukha Singh””s popularity among the Khalsa soared and soon he became leader of a separate jatha. Early in 1746, Sukha Singh joined Sardar jassa Singh Ahluwalia and pushed northwards entering the Eminabad territory in Gujranwala district, […]

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On the Sirhind-BassiPathana Road, near Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib is the magnificent Rauza or Dargah of ShaikhAShmadFaruqiSirhind, popularly known as Mujaddid, Alf-Isfani who lived in the time s of Akbar and Jahangir from 1563 to 1624. The Shaikh is held in high esteem and is considered by Sunni Muslims to be second to prophet mohammed. For […]

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The Clock Tower, popularly reckoned as Ghanta Ghar, is the icon of Ludhiana metropolitan. Inaugurated on October 19, 1906 by Sir Charles Montgomery; the then Lt- Governor of Punjab and Deewan Tek Chand; the then Deputy Commissioner – Ludhiana, the Victoria Memorial Clock Tower has today become the prime landmark and the representative emblem of […]

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On 13 April 1919, a peaceful crowd of 2000 men, women and children had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, a walled garden near the Golden Temple, to protest British rule. A group of British soldiers led by Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer opened unprovoked fire at the innocent crowd, relentlessly massacring the protestors even as the crowd dispersed […]

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Not far from Nakodar is Nur Mahal, a small town best known for the ruins of a beautiful medieval sarai built by Noor Jehan. Sacked on several occasions and effectively ruined by armies from within and outside Punjab, it wasn’t till the end of the 19th century that the town saw a turnaround when the […]

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