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Kiratpur Sahib, Rupnagar

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Kiratpur Sahib is a town known for its glorious past and sacred gurudwaras. Gurudwara Patal Puri, where Sikhs immerse ashes of the deceased, is the most renowned landmark of this place. The sixth Sikh guru - Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji established this place in 1627. It is also the birthplace of Guru Har Rai and Guru Harkrishan. The head of Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Guru, was brought here after he was executed by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi.

At this site, Gurudwara Babangarh Sahib was built. Gifted with a long life of almost 800 years (as per legends), Pir Buddan Shah - a Muslim saint is also associated with this town. Apart from gurudwaras, this place also has some famous temples and dargahs. It is just 17 km north of Rupnagar on the Nangal-Rupnagar-Chandigarh Road (National Highway 21).

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