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Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora

This Gurudwara is situated on the bank of the river Sarsa. Here Guru Gobind Singh decided to make a brief halt for the morning religious congregation. Earlier he had vacated fortress of Anandpur Sahib after Mughal army commander had pro mised to allow them to leave the fort unmolested. But he broke the oath taken on holy Quran and attacked the Guru on the bank of this river. Many devoted Sikhs laid down their lives while fighting the enemy. The Guru himself followed by devoted Sikhs, after invoking the blessings of the Almighty, fearlessly rode the horses into the swollen stream with sparkling swords in their hands. In the chaos two younger sons of the Guru along with their grandmother, got separated. At this holy spot magnificent Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora, was built by grateful devotees of the great Guru. The Gurdwara Sahib signifies the tragic happenings that followed the evacuation of Anandpur by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The promise given by mughals to Guruji that no one shall be harm was broken. Guruji left Anandpur Sahib during the night of 5th-6th December 1705. Guruji arrived at this place with the enemy host in hot pursuit, he found Sarsa river flooded. Guru Gobind Singh Ji divided his columns into two. While the part of the force was to engage the enemy, the others were to get across the river. Guruji alongwith his four sons and 50 followers and ladies of the home reached the other bank. Many sikhs died crossing the river. Though safe across the river, Guru Gobind Singh’s family could no longer keep together. He himself with his two elder sons and 40 sikhs went towards Chamkaur. His wife escorted by few sikhs reached Delhi, while his aged mother and two younger sons were escorted by a servant Gangu to his village in Morinda where be betrayed them. This gurdwara is on a hill top, and commands of panaromic view. One has to climb 100 odd steps to reach it.

To reach Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora in Ropar (also known as Rupnagar), you can consider the following transportation options:

By Car or Taxi: If you’re traveling by car or taxi, you can use navigation apps like Google Maps or Apple Maps to navigate to Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora. Simply enter the destination address for the most accurate route guidance.

By Bus: Look for local bus routes that pass through Ropar. Once you reach Ropar, you can inquire about buses or local transportation options that can take you to Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora.

By Train: Find the nearest railway station to Ropar. Ropar Railway Station is the main railway station serving the area. From there, you can hire a taxi or use local transportation to reach Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora.

By Air: If you’re traveling from a distant location, you can fly to Chandigarh International Airport. From there, you can hire a taxi or use other ground transportation options to reach Ropar, and then proceed to Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora.

Once you reach Ropar, you can ask locals or use navigation assistance to find the exact location of Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora.

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