Gurdwara Tibbi Sahib, Machhiwara

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Tibbi Sahib Address Sri Guru Gobind Singh Marg , Machiwara, Dist. Ludhiana
Zipcode Phone 9417862746
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History After a long siege, Guru Gobind Singh ji agreed to evacuate Anandpur Sahib on assurance on oath of safe conduct by the enemy. He along with the members of his household and all his Sikh warriors vacated the forts and took the southern trail to the plains of Punjab. But the enemy played false to their oaths, and as soon as they had secured the town and the forts, they set upon in pursuit of the Guruji. The evacuees had hardly covered 14 kilometres when they found the enemy right upon their heels. Guru Gobind Singhji hastily reorganised the column and deputed Bhai Ude Singh with 50 mens to act as rear guard and engage the enemy while the main body would continue the march with speed higher than their hitherto relaxed place. Ude Singh and his men took position on a crest astride the trail known to chroniclers as Shahi Tibbi. Here they gave a desperate fight to the enemy far superior in numbers, and fell to the last man, but gave the main column enough time to be at a safer distance form the persuers until a formidable obstacle, the Sarsa river in spate, held them 11 kilometres further south .This town was owned by Rana Udho Singh Ghorewaha who received Rahon as a Jagir by Akbar the Great in return for his capturing of the rebel General Bairam Khan. This town and many surrounding it were owned by Ghorewaha Rajputs. As of 2001 India census, Machhiwara had a population of 18,363. This place is located at 95 km from Anandpur Sahib and 31 km from Chamkaur Sahib. If you want taxi in Machiwara to visit nearby historical gurdwaras , contact Tarsem Singh 9915288854 and for any local help, contact Kultar Singh at 9463318772 , Ajay Kumar 9814244712. Chandigarh to Samrala by bus is 1.15hrs , fare Rs 34 and from Samrala to Machiwara is 9 kms and fare is Rs 5 . You can get down on the main road and walk for 2 kms to reach Gurdwara Kirpan bhent and then take an auto for Rs 5 to Machiwara bus stand from where you can go to other gurdwaras.
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