Mazaar Pir Baba Haji Rattan, Bathinda

Situated between the Civil Hospital and the grain Market, this mazaar attracts devotees from all faiths. Baba Haji Rattan had visited Mecca as an ambassador of Raja Bhoj. On returning to India he settled at Bathinda. The mazaar (mausoleum) marks the site where the pir used to meditate. The place is haloed by the visits of the first and 10th Prophets of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Rauza Sharif, Sirhind

Can be reached both from Patiala 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.

Qadian, Near Batala on Amritsar-Gurdaspur road

Little over one hour's drive from Amritsar, Qadian can also be reached by rail. Qadian is the home of the Ahmediya sect of the Muslims founded in the end of 19th Century by Sheikh Ahmed Qadiani. The soaring Minar-i-Qadian, the Ahmediya mosque and tomb of the founder epitomise the soul of this township. People from the Ahemdiya sect flourishing all over the world congregate here in the last week of December.

The Moorish Mosque, Kapurthala

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 recreated the design of the great Qutbiya Mosque, at Marrakesh in Morocco. The inner dome of the mosque was decorated with works composed by the artists of the Mayo School of Arts, Lahore.

Imam Nasir Mausoleum and Jama Masjid, Jalandhar

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 years old and the latter 400 years old.

Chilla Baba Seikh Farid, Faridkot

This small monument 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 scriptures of the Sikhs.

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