Gurudwara Shri Garhi Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib


GURUDWARA SHRI GARHI SAHIB is situated at Chamkaur Sahib in Distt Ropar. SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI and the 40 sikhs took shelter in a house after evacuating SHRI ANANDPUR SAHIB. They were attacked by the enemy on December 22, 1705. GURUDWARA SHRI GARHI SAHIB marks the site of the fortress like double story house, with a high compound wall around it and only one entrance from the north, which was used by SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI as a temporary citadel in the unequal battle of Chamkaur on 7th December, 1705. While occupying the house during the night of 6-7 December, GURU JI ordered 8 sikhs each to guard four sides. While another two, Maan Singh and Kotha Singh was posted at the entrance. SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI, with his sons Sahibzaada Ajit Singh and Sahibzaada Jujhar Singh took position on the first floor of the house in the center. Mughal now surrounded the `Garhi". The battle raged throughout the day. Sikhs started coming out in small batches to engage the enemy the hand to hand fight. Two such successive sallies were led by the Sahibzada Ajit Singh and Sahibzaada Jujhar Singh, 18 and 14 years old respectively, who like the other sikhs fell fighting heroically. By nightfall SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI was left with only five sikhs in the fortress. These five sikhs urged him to escape so that he could rally his supporters again and continue the struggle against oppression. GURU SAHIB agreed, he gave his own attire to Sangat Singh who resembled him in features and physical stature. Under the cover of darkness GURU JI made good his way through the encircling host slackened by the fatigue of the day's battle. Daya Singh, Dharam Singh and Man Singh also escaped leaving behind only two sikhs, Sangat Singh and Sant Singh. Next day when, imperial trops entered the garhi, they were surprised to find only two occupants, who died rather than giving in. SHRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI obeyed the five sikh here and gave his dress to Bhai Jeevan Singh( Bhai Jaita JI). Salana Jor Mela and Dusehra are celebrated here.

Gurudwara Shri Garhi Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib
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  • Guru Gobind Singh Ji


Chamkaur Sahib, Distt :- Ropar, Punjab, India

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