( Mosques And Mausoleums
Mazaar, Pir Baba Haji Rattan, Bathinda City Situated between the
Civil Hospital and the grain Market.
It attracts devotees from all faiths. Baba Haji Rattan had visited
Mecca as an ambassador of Raja Bhoj. On returning to India he had
settled at Bhatinda. The Mazaar ( mausoleum) marks the site where
the Peer used to meditate. The place is halloed by the visits of
the 1st and the 10th Prophets of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji and
Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Can be reached both from Patiala, 50 Kms north as well as from Chandigarh
by road and by train. The magnificent and spacious Rauza is a mausoleum
which commemorates the burial place of Mujadid-alf-Saani Sheikh
Ahmed Farooqi, Kabuli, Sirhindi who lived during the reigns of Akbar
and Jahangir from 1563 to 1634. The old mosque in the vicinity is
extant, so are several cenotaphs. The tomb of the Shah Zaman, one
of the Kings of Afghanistan indicates that the Rauza was once considered
a propitious burial place of high and mighty. Some Muslim sects
place it, next only to the Mecca in reverence. A great Urs is held
here every August yearly.
Near Batala on Amritsar-Gurdaspur road. Little over one hour's drive
from Amritsar can also be reached by rail. Qadian is the home of
the Ahmediya sect of the Muslims founded by Sheikh Ahmed Qadiani
towards the end of the 19th Century. Quadian is actually a town-ship
with remarkable structures. The soaring Minar-i-Qadian, the Ahmediya
mosque and tomb of the founder epitomise its soul. Ahemdiya flourishing
all over the world congregate here in the last week of December.
Moorish Mosque, Kapurthala City
Situated near the railway station it was built in 1930 during the
reign of the last Maharaja of Kapurthala, Jagatjit Singh. He had
employed a French architect Manteaux who followed the design of
the great Qutbiya Mosque, at Marakesh in Moracco. The inner dome
of the mosque was decorated with designs composed by the artists
of the Mayo School of Arts, Lahore.
Nasir Mausoleum and Jamma Masjid, Jalandhar City
The beautifully designed mausoleum of Imam Nasir and the Jama Masjid
are both located in the heart of the Jalandhar city. According to
archaeologists the former is 800 year and the latter 400 years old.
Baba Seikh Farid, Faridkot City
A small monument which commemorates the visit of the great saint
Baba Farid. Baba Seikh Farid Shakarganj was famous as the Sufi Saint
of Pakpattan, near Multan (now in Pakistan). On his way to Hansi
and Delhi, the Baba had halted at this place for some time. The
city of Faridkot is named after him. His divine couplets are included
in the scripture of the Sikhs