Gurdwara Jyoti Saroop, Fatehgarh Sahib

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Jyoti Saroop Address Diwan Todar Mal Hall, Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib
Zipcode 147301 Phone 01763 233727
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Sarai facilities Diwan Todar Mal hall is where 10000 persons can sleep . Its utilised during Jor Mela 25-27 dec and is next to Darbar Sahib Fatehgarh Sahib. Last pic below is of that hall.
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History The Haveli Todar Mal also known as Jahaz Haveli ( you can see the second pic is of it ) is 1 km from this Gurdwara. These are the remains of the Haveli of Devan Todar Mal, which was a fine building in its hay day. Diwan Todar Mal Gate in Sirhind History tells us the Seth ji raised the required number of coins and that he cremated the three bodies and putting the ashes in an urn which he buried in the land he had bought. The site is now marked by Gurdwara Jyoti Saroop. Todar Mal forsake everything for his love of Guru Gobind Singh ji, which is the reason why Sikhs hold Devan Todar Mal in such high esteem & was a true Sikh of Guru Gobind Singhji
Remarks Dewan Todar Mal holds an important position in the Sikh history by virtue of his having performed the last rites of younger Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh, Baba Zorawar Singh (9) and Baba Fateh Singh (7), who were entombed alive by the Mughals for not embracing Islam and Mata Gujri who had died of shock. He was a wealthy merchant of Sirhind, who on the 13 December 1705 performed the cremation on the 12 December 1705 . It is said that landowners around the Sirhind Fort would not permit him to hold the cremation in their fields, until one Chaudhari Atta agreed to sell him a plot. The administrator's stipulation was that the buyer (Todar Mall) will take only as much of the space as he could cover with gold mohars (gold coins), that he would lay out for the purchase. Let us look at this in a little detail, say that a gold coin has a diameter of around 3cm and would take up an area of (3 x 3 ) 9cm squared. The land required for the martyred children would be approximately 2.0m by 2.0m a total area of 40,000 cm squared if laid next to each other. Add to this the area required for Mata Ji (2.0m by 1.5m) if the coins were laid horizontally then to cover this area would require around 7800 gold coins. Now, if the coins had to be stacked vertically then possibly 10 coins would be needed to cover the 9cm squared area, so vertically 7800 x 10 coins would be required, or 78,000. That is an awful lot of gold coins today, one can only imagine how much they were worth three hundred years ago. It is safe to say it was probably his life’s savings. Maybe he had to beg and borrow to raise the total amount, who knows, but the fact remains this was truly a noble deed.
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