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Gurdwara Sri Tilla Baba Farid

Location - (approximate location) Qila Mubarak, Faridkot City, Punjab, India

Associated with - Baba Sheikh Farid Ji

Sikh Artifacts - None

Sarovar - None

Sarai - unknown

Gurdwara Sri Tilla Baba Farid is also known as Gurdwara Chilla Baba Farid and is situated in Faridkot City near Qila Mubarak.

Once Baba Sheikh Farid, a great Sufi saint, was passing through Faridkot city (known as Mokalhar at that time).

The soldiers of Raja Mokalsi (a Bhatti Chief of Rajasthan and founder of Faridkot) captured Baba Farid and put him to bonded labour for the construction work of Faridkot Fort (known as Qila Mubarak).

Baba Farid carried a basket full of earth which was seen floating over his head. When Raja Mokalsi saw that miracle he fell at Baba Ji's feet and asked for forgiveness.

Baba Ji pardoned Raja and did meditation for 40 Days at a place near the Fort where now Gurdwara Tilla or Chilla Baba Farid is situated. Baba Farid Ji had wiped his hands littered with mud with a piece of wood which has been preserved here. The name of the City was changed to Faridkot from Mokalhar from that day.

Shabad kirtan is recited here daily and langar is also served every day to visitors and the poor visiting the Gurdwara. 116 Holy Hymns of Baba Ji have been incorporated in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Baba Ji went to Pakpattan (in Pakistan) from this place.

Please note: It is against Sikh Rehat Maryada to use jot (agni pooja) and bow to anything but Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

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