Morinda

Gurudwara Shahid Ganj Sahib Morinda

After being separated from Guru Gobind Singh Ji, his two elder sons and 40 sikhs, Mata Gujari and her younger grandsons Zorawar Singh & Fateh Singh were brought by Gangu, their servent to village Saheri. It was here that the cook Gangu Betrayed Mata Gujari Ji and her Grandsons because he became greedy after seeing jwellery possed by them he handed them to headmen of Morinda, Jani Khan and Mani Khan. Gurdwara Shahid Ganj on the south-western fringes of Morinda marks the place where the three holy captives were kept for the night of December 7-8. It was here that the formalities of Paperwork needed for sending them to Sirhind, were completed. It is believed that while they were leaving Morinda for Sirhind under the custody of Mughals, on foot, a gentleman from Nasalpur could not bear this. He immediately brought a Rath from his house for Mataji and her two Sahibzadas. Then they were taken to Sirhind on that Rath.

Location

Gurdwara Shahidganj Sahib is situated in the city of Morinda on Morinda-Chandigarh Road. It is 30 kms. from Chandigarh and 63 kms. from Ludhiana.

 

 

Gurudwara Kotwali Sahib Morinda

On 7 December 1705, Guru Gobind Singh Ji alongwith his two elders sons and his disciples were caught in a unequal battle at Chamkaur. Guruji mother and his two younger sons led by Gangu Ram their domestic servent got separated from Guruji. They were arrested at his village Sahen after they were betrayed by their servant. They were taken to Bassi where they were kept for one day under custody later Mata Gujari and Sahibzadas Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh were brought to Morinda by Jani Khan and Mani Khan, the Rangher headmen. This Gurdwara sahib marks this very event. They were despatched the next day to Sirhind where they were entombed alive in a wall and then executed on 12 December 1705. It 1763, the Dal Khalsa before advancing on Sirhind, attacked and destroyed Morinda. Jani Khan and Mani Khan were killed.

Location

Gurdwara Kotwali Sahib is situated in the city of Morinda on Morinda-Chandigarh Road. It is 1 km. from the Morinda Bus Stand.