Gurudwara Zafarnama Sahib
The village Kangar in Bathinda district was once the Capital of a big Hindu Zamindar Rai Jodh, disciple of Sixth Guru Hargobind. The holy dagger bestowed upon him by Guru Hargobind, is still in the possession of his descendents. This village is famous for the Gurdwara Zafarnama Sahib. It was here that Guru Gobind Singh wrote a letter in Persian poetry called ‘Zafarnama’ i.e. ‘Epistle of Victory’. He handed it over to Bhai Dya Singh to deliver it to Emperor Aurangzeb in the South.
At this place in 1704 A.D., on the request of Bhai Lakhmir and Bhai Shamir, the grandsons of Jodh Rai, they came from the village of Deena and worshiped here along with Pyare Daya Singh Ji, Dharam Singh Ji and Bhai Man Singh and other Surme Singhs. After Anandpur Sahib, he prepared the nectar of Khande Bate here and invited all the devotees and recruited the army of Singhs. Here, upon the request of Bhai Man Singh (Chor Bardar), Jafarnamah in Persian to the arrogant emperor of the time, Aurangzeb – ( wrote Fateh’s letter), in which Guruji reminded Aurangzeb of his bad deeds and oppressions on his subjects and praised the Lord of all, Akal Purakh, after reading which Aurangzeb fell ill and died. A joint fair is celebrated at this shrine every Masya and the annual incarnation day of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Sri Guru Gobind Singh Maharaj is celebrated with great devotion by all the devotees.
To reach Gurudwara Shri Zafarnaama Sahib in Bathinda, Punjab, you can use different modes of transportation depending on your preference and convenience. Here are some common modes of transportation you can consider:
By Car/Taxi: If you have access to a car or prefer a private vehicle, you can drive to the Gurudwara. Use a navigation app or follow the directions to Gaunspura Road in Bathinda, Punjab. Once you reach the address mentioned (Gurudwara Shri Zafarnaama Sahib, Gaunspura Road, Punjab 151108), you can park your vehicle nearby.
By Bus: Bathinda is well-connected by buses from various cities and towns in Punjab and neighboring states. You can check for local bus services or long-distance buses that have a stop in Bathinda. From the Bathinda bus station, you can take a local taxi or auto-rickshaw to reach Gurudwara Shri Zafarnaama Sahib on Gaunspura Road.
By Train: Bathinda Junction is a major railway station in Punjab, and several trains pass through it. You can check for train connections to Bathinda from your location. From the Bathinda railway station, you can hire a taxi, auto-rickshaw, or use local transportation to reach the Gurudwara.
By Air: The nearest airport to Bathinda is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar. After landing at the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Bathinda. Once in Bathinda, follow the directions to Gurudwara Shri Zafarnaama Sahib on Gaunspura Road.