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Muktsar Fair

Also known as Maghi or Makar Yonkranti

Muktsar Fair is one of the prominent Sikh fairs held in Punjab. Muktsar is organized to commemorate a battle fought in 1705-06 by Guru Gobind Singh against the Mughals. This fair lasts for three days and falls on the Makar Sankranti day (January).

On the first day, the devotees bathe in the Mukstar Tank - the pool of salvation, and the next day, they go in procession to the three holy mounds, namely, Rikab Sahib, Tibbi Sahib and Mukhwanjana Sahib. Rikab Sahib is the spot where the Guru's stirrup broke.

The devotees also visit Darbar Sahib and Gurdwara Shahid Ganj, the place where Guru Gobind Singh himself performed the last rites of the 40 Sikhs who laid down their lives in the battle.

Updated on 11th June, 2014


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