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Legendary Sikh Battle of Kiratpur 1634

The Battle of Kiratpur was the final skirmish fought between the rulers of Ropar and Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. The battle preceding the Battle of Padiala.

In 1634, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji was returning from Kurukshetra and travelling to Kiratpur Sahib. The mughal pathans of Ropar, who were jealous of Guru Hargobind's popularity, planned to attack Guru Ji near the villages of Kharar City.

Gurdwara Sangrana Sahib

Gurdwara Sri Jhanda Sahib where the battle took place.

However, some Sikhs of Guru Hargobind, who were residing at village Nagal Singhan since 1632, received word of the pathans evil intentions.

The Sikhs were able to thwart the planned ambush by attacking the pathans, on behalf of Guru Hargobind, in advance. There was a fierce battle at the site of this Gurdwara known as the Battle of Padiala.

The Sikhs continued to fight against the Pathans until the last drop of their blood and paved the way for the safe passage of Guru Ji to Kiratpur Sahib.

When Guru Hargobind reached the place (known as Padiala) he gave blessings to the martyred Sikhs and release them from the cycle of birth and death.

After seeing to the fallen Sikhs cremations Guru Hargobind moved toward Brahmin Majra where he was approached by a brahmin whose new wife had been taken in the wedding palki by the mughal pathans of Ropar.

Guru Hargobind chased the mughal forces to Ropar city where Guru Ji and his Sikhs defeated them. After this defeat, the mughals of Ropar never dared to attack Guru Hargobind.



  • Gurdwara Sri Jhanda Sahib Padiala

    Gurdwara Sri Jhanda Sahib Padiala

    Mohali, Punjab, India.

    Associated with Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.

    The mughal pathans of Ropar, who were jealous of Sri Guru Hargobind Ji's popularity, planned to attack Guru Ji here.


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