Chamkaur Sahib

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    • Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi represents the Assembly constituency of Chamkaur Sahib, which is of significance in Sikh history as well as contemporary politics.
      • It was in the news recently when the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) gave it to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) amidst opposition from leaders in Punjab.

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    • It is situated on the banks of Sirhind Canal, Chamkaur Sahib is at a distance of 15 km from Morinda and 16 km from Rupnagar. 
    • Guru Gobind Singh and his two elder sons and 40 followers had come to this place from Kotla Nihang with his pursuers close on his heels.They came in the garden said to be of Raja Bidhi Chand, where now Gurudwara Damdama Sahib stands.
    • It is the place where Guru Gobind Singh lost two of his elder sons in a battle with the coalition forces of Mughals and the hill rajas.
      • Every year, a shaheedi jor mela, marked by prayers and langar, is held to commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh’s young sons and his soldiers.
    • Gurudwara Katalgarh Sahib is also known as Gurudwara Shaheed Ganj occupies a unique place among all the Gurdwaras located at Chamkaur Sahib. 
      • It is built at the site where Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jhujhar Singh, elder sons of Guru along with his 37 followers fell fighting against the Mughal Army.

    Source: IE