Places to see in Ferozepur
This ancient city is believed to have been founded by FerozeshahTughluq in the 14th century. FerozeshahTughluq , out of his passion for new cities, built many mosques, monasteries and colleges and renamed many of the old ones after his own name. As a true servant of God, he believed in providing public places to the elderly and the learned people, so that they could pray and worship in these holy places. Ferozepur witnessed many military expeditions, because of its strategic location in the northwest of the country.
Mudki, located 20 miles south-east of Ferozepur was the first battlefield for the battle between Lord Hardinge and the Sikhs. The first Anglo-Sikh war was fought in Ferozepur in 1845. It was because of the negligence of the British commander at Ferozepur, that the Khalsa was able to cross the river Sutlej unopposed. During the first Anglo-Afghan war, British troops advanced to Kabul from here in 1838.
The bank of river Sutlez in Ferozepur was the final resting place for three heroic martyrs of India's freedom struggle Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, who were hanged for their deep patriotism and revolutionionary activities against the British Government. On March 23, 1931, these three heroes were hanged in Lahore and were stealthily cremated in the dead of night near Ferozepur.
On March 23 every year thousands of people gather at ShaheedBhagat Singh Memorial to pay homage to these noble heroes. Ferozepur has another historical memorial, the Saragarhi Gurudwara, commemorating the sacrifice of 21 Sikh soldiers who perished at Saragarhi in Baluchistan. On 12 September, every year, people gather here to pay tribute to the heroic soldiers and celebrate Saragarhi Day.
Places to Visit
This is the cremation site for the patriotic freedom fighters: Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were cremated here.
A battle took place here in 1897, on the Samana Ridge of the Hindu Kush and Sulleiman Ranges, when 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikh (later 4th Sikhs) regiment had died fighting against the local tribal chiefs. The history of the battle is taught in French schools and forms part of the 8 narratives of collective bravery published by UNESCO. On 12th September every year, thousands of people gather here to pay homage to the martyrs.
This ancient Temple built in 1890 A.D. has wall paintings which depict the ancient Jain culture and history. The main idol, believed to be one of the most sacred and ancient, was brought from PalitanaSidhgri in Gujarat. The temple also has brass idols, some of which date back to twelve hundred years.
This memorial was set up in 1976 A.D. The portraits of important historical personalities and battle scenes have been portrayed here by artists, Jaswant Singh and Kirpal Singh along with some of the weapons.
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