Gurdwara Baba Moti Ram Mehra ji, Fatehgarh Sahib

Gurdwara Name Gurdwara Baba Moti Ram Mehra ji Address Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib
Zipcode 147301 Phone 9876227793
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Sarai Available yes Sarai Contact Information Tekhadar Mangat Singh Morinda 91 1763 232333
Sarai facilities Rooms and halls free of cost , without beds
Sarai Room Count 32
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History On the 24th December, 1704, Sahibzadas Baba Zorawar Singh ji, Baba Fateh Singh ji along with Jagat Mata Gujriji (mother of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji) were arrested by Kotwal Jaani Khan of Morinda at Kheri, the native village of Gangu Ram. Gangu was a servant of Sri Guru Gobind Singh who was allured by the money and jewellery which Mata Gujri ji carried and ,thus, informed the Kotwal of Morinda about their presence in his house. Jaani Khan brought them as prisoners to Sirhind. Faujdar Wazir Khan of Sirhind imprisoned them in theThanda Burj (cold Fort). Baba Moti Ram Mehra was a servant in the Hindu kitchen of the Faujdar. He used to serve food to the Hindu prisoners. Jagat Mata Gujri ji refused to accept the food of the Mughal kitchen as well as that which came from Diwan Sucha Nandās house. Baba Moti Ram Mehra was a great follower of Sikh Gurus. He used to serve the sikhs on their way to Ananadpur Sahib and back to their homes. The Sikhs took rest at his mud house, where the mother of Baba Moti Ram Mehra and Bibi Bholi, wife of Mehra ji prepared food for these sikhs. When Jagat Mata Gujriji refused to accept the food, Baba Moti Ram Mehra could not bear the Sahibzadas sleeping hungry. He came home and told his family that he would serve milk and fresh water to these great prisoners. His wife gave him her silver jewellery and some coins and requested him- Please bribe the gate man of the Burj and request him to keep this act a secret. Baba ji praised his wife for participation in the great cause.Baba Moti Ram served milk and water to the Sahibzadas and Mata Gujri ji for three nights. On 27th December 1704, the Sahibzadas were slain after bricking them alive in the foundation of the wall. Mata Gujri ji also breathed her last. Raja Todar Mall of Sirhind performed the cremation. He told Baba Mehra ji to arrange a cart of Chandan wood, which he brought from the forests of Atta Ali. After some time, Pumma, the brother of Gangu, told the Faujdar that his servant (Cook) had served the prisoners with milk and water. Baba Moti Ram Mehra, his mother, wife and a little son were arrested. He did not conceal his act and boldly told the Faujdar that, it was his dharma to serve the young children and the aged mother of Sri Guru Gobind Singhji. So, Baba Moti Ram Mehra along with his father were sentenced to the death by being squeezed in a squeezer (Kohlu). His sacrifice was first sermonized by Baba Banda Bahadur ji.
Remarks You can see those two glasses still kept in the Gurdwara in the photo below.