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Gurdwara Sri Tibbi Sahib Attari

Location - Attari, Ropar, Punjab, India

Associated with - Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Sikh Artifacts - unknown

Sarovar - None

Sarai - unknown

Gurdwara Sri Tibbi Sahib Attari is situated in the village of Attari which is 7 km's from Kiratpur Sahib and 25 km's from Ropar.

Under the pressure of a prolonged siege with food and ammunition exhausted, Guru Gobind Singh and 400 Sikhs left Sri Anandpur Sahib on the bitter cold and rainy night of December 1704.

The Mughals and Ajmer Chand's league of Rajput Hill Chieftains had offered Guru Sahib a safe passage to leave Anandpur Sahib on an oath sworn on the Quran, an oath that had been signed by emperor Aurangzeb, as well as, an oath sworn on the Gita and the cow (which hindus consider sacred) by the Rajput Chieftains.

However, their respective 'Holy' oaths proved to be meaningless as they lost little time betraying their promises to Guru Sahib, almost as soon as the Sikhs had left the safety of their impregnable fortress.

This Gurdwara marks the scene of a fierce battle when Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji evacuated Anandpur Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Sahib's family and his Sikhs were travelling along the main route to Ropar. By the time the Sikhs had reached near Shahi Tibbi, covering a distance of about 14 km from Anandpur Sahib, they were overtaken and surrounded by the mughal pursuers.

Bhai Udai Singh saw Sahibzada Baba Ajit Singh engaged in battle with the mughals. Bhai Udai Singh joined the fight with 50 Singhs and together with Sahibzada Baba Ajit Singh they broke the mughal circle surrounding the Sikhs. While the rest of the Sikh column moved forward Bhai Udai Singh and his 50 companions fought valiantly and were martyred to a man. This was a desperate rearguard action. The Gurdwara at what was known as Shahi Tibbi marks the site.

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