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Gurudwara Lohgarh - Moga

Gurdwara Lohgarh Sahib is situated in the village Dina, 15 km south of Nihal Singh Wala, in the Moga district of Punjab. It is also known as Gurudwara Dina Sahib. It is on Barnala Nihal Singh Wala road, which is a single metal road and is in good condition. It is 6 km from Salatwatpura, 12 km from Nihal Singh wala and 13km from Bhadaur.
Guru Gobind Singh Ji, after evacuating Anandpur Sahib in December 1705 A.D, came here and stayed for a few days. Guruji was served with devotion by Chaudhari Shamir and Lakhmir, grandsons of the local chief Rai Jodh who fought on the side of Guru Hargobind Ji in the battle of Mehraj in December 1634 A.D. Guruji enlisted several Sikh warriors of the Brar clan .It was at this very place that Guruji wrote the famous letter in Persian language “Zafarnama” to Emperor Aurangzeb. The place mentioned in Zafarnama is, however, Kangar, 2 km south of Dina. The commemorative shrine established here is named Gurdwara Lohgarh Sahib. He dispatched Zafarnama lit. Letter of Victory through Bhai Daya Singh Ji and Bhai Dharam Singh Ji, two of the five Panj Piaras to Emperor Aurangzeb who had shifted from north to the Deccan since 1681 to establish his new capital. Besides the daily services and observances of the major Sikh anniversaries, a religious fair is held every year on the occasion of Maghi, which corresponds with dates 13th to 14th of January. In addition Prakash Divas of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji are celebrated with enthusiasm.

To reach Gurudwara Lohgarh Sahib in Dina, Moga, you can follow these general directions. Please note that transportation options may change, so it’s advisable to check for the latest information before your journey:

  1. By Air: The nearest airport to Moga is the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar. After reaching the airport, you can hire a taxi or use public transportation to reach Moga. From Moga, you can further arrange local transportation like auto-rickshaws or taxis to reach Gurudwara Lohgarh Sahib in Dina.

  2. By Train: Moga has its own railway station, Moga Railway Station. You can check the train schedules and book tickets to reach Moga. Upon arrival at Moga Railway Station, you can hire a taxi or use local transportation to reach Gurudwara Lohgarh Sahib in Dina.

  3. By Road: Moga is well-connected by road. You can either drive to Moga or take a bus to Moga Bus Stand. From Moga, you can hire a taxi or use local transportation to reach Gurudwara Lohgarh Sahib in Dina.

  4. Local Transportation: Once you are in Moga, you can use local transportation options such as auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, or hired taxis to reach Gurudwara Lohgarh Sahib in Dina. Local residents or shopkeepers can guide you on the specific directions.

It’s recommended to check for the latest transportation options and routes based on your starting location and preferences. Additionally, you may ask locals for updated information and directions to ensure a smooth journey to Gurudwara Lohgarh Sahib in Dina, Moga.

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