Saturday, June 2, 2007

Ludhiana Towns - Machhiwara


Machhiwara is a town and a nagar panchayat in Ludhiana district, Punjab. The town is located 35 km away from Ludhiana, 9 Km from Samrala, 40 km from Chamkaur Sahib, 25 KM from Rahon. The river Satluj is towards its north & Sirhind Canal is towards its west. The town is approachable by roads from Samrala, Ludhiana, Ropar, Chamkaur Sahib, Nawan Shahr (Satluj bridge). The town is historic as 10th Guru of Sikhs Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji came to this town after the battle of Chamkaur Sahib. The town has following famous Gurudwaras namely Shri Charan Kanwal Sahib, Shri Chobara Sahib , Shri Ghani Khan Nabi Khan Sahib & Shri Kirpal Bhaint Sahib. The town has an old Shiva temple on the Ropar Road. It is believed that Pandva’s spent a part of their agyatvas here. Machhiwara is famous for Gurudwara Sri Charan Kanwal Sahib named after the Guru's feet that are compared to the lotus flower. When Aurangzeb's army attacked the fortress of Chamkaur Sahib, Guru Gobind Singhji successfully resisted their onslaught and slipped away into the forests of Machhiwara. The Mughal forces got wind of his whereabouts and Guru Gobind Singhji was saved by two of his Muslim devotees who disguised him as their Muslim prophet. The place where the Guruji rested is where the Gurudwara stands today ............................

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