Villages in Anandpur Sahib Tahsil
Abiana Kalan, Abiana Khurd, Aggampur, Ajauli, Algran, Amarpur Bela, Anandpur Sahib (M Cl), Asalatpur, Asmanpur, Attari, Aulakh, Azampur, Bacholi, Badhal, Bahman Majra, Baihara, Bains, Bainspur, Bajrur, Bal, Balauli, Balewal, Balowal, Bandleri, Banni, Barahmpur, Barari, Barari, Barian, Baruwala, Barwa, Basowal, Bassali, Bassi, Batarla, Bathlour Khad, Behlu, Bela Dhiani, Bela Ramgarh, Bhabhaur, Bhagwala, Bhaini, Bhalari, Bhallan, Bhalowal, Bhanam, Bhangal, Bhanupali, Bhatauli, Bhatoli, Bhaton, Bhaton, Bhauwal, Bhikhapur, Bhogipur, Bikapur, Boothgarh, Buraj, Chahar Majra, Chak, Chanauli, Chandesar, Chandpur, Chandpur, Chhaja, Chhotewal, Chikna, Chonta, Dab Khera, Dadhi, Daghaur, Dahirpur, Darauli, Dasgran, Daulowal, Dehni, Dhabur, Dhamana, Dhanera, Dher, Dheru, Dholowal, Diyapur, Dohkli, Dubheta, Duhnal, Dumewal, Fatehpur Bunga, Gajjpur, Ganguwal, Garh Bagga, Ghahi Majra, Ghamirpur, Ghanaur, Gobindpur, Gochar, Gohlani, Gopalpur, Gurse Majra, Hambewal, Hardo Haripur, Hardo Namoh, Haripur, Harsabela, Hazipur, Hirpur Ganura, Hiyatpur, Jandla, Jatauli, Jatpur, Jatwahar, Jeowal, Jhaj, Jhajar, Jhandian, Jhangrian, Jhinjri, Jhinjri, Jindbari, Jol, Kahanpur, Kalitran, Kalota, Kalsera, Kalwan, Kalyanpur, Kangar, Kartarpur, Karura, Katta, Khamera, Khanpur, Khatana, Khera Bagh, Kheri, Kiratpur Sahib, Kotla, Kukowal, Kulgraon, Kumbewal, Lahrian, Lakher, Lakhno, Lalpur, Lamlehri, Lang Majri, Lasari, Lodipur, Madhopur, Mahain, Mahrauli, Majara, Majari, Majher, Majra, Manakpur, Mangewal, Massewal, Mataur, Maujowal, Maura, Mawa, Medha Majra, Meghpur, Mehandpur, Mehndali Kalan, Mehndali Khurd, Melwan, Mianpur, Mianpur Handur, Mindhwan, Mirpur, Mohiwal, Mothapur, Mukari, Munna, Mussapur, Nalhoti, Nangal, Nangal, (M Cl) Nangal Nikku, Nangli, Nangran Kalmot, Nanowal, Nard, Naulakha, Nurpur Kalan, Nurpur Khurd, Pachranda, Paharon, Paharpur, Paili Khurd, Palahta, Palasi, Palsari, Pasiwal, Patti, Pirthipur, Raipur, Raipur, Raipur, Raipur Sani, Raisera, Rajgiri, Rampur, Rampur Kalan, Rampur Sahni, Rauli, Rure Majra, Sabaur, Sadhewal, Sahota, Saidpur, Saini Majra, Sainsowal, Sajmour, Sakhpur, Samirowal, Samlah, Samundari, Sandhoa, Sangatpur, Sarai, Sarthali, Saskaur, Saupur, Sawara, Sehjowal, Seikhpur, Shahpur, Simbal Majra, Singhpur, Spalwan, Sukhe Majra, Sukhsal, Surewal, Surewal, Swamipur, Takhatgarh, Talwara, Tarapur, Thalon, Thana, Thappal, Tibba Nangal, Tibba Tapprian, Tirak Gandhi, Tirak Karman,
Known as "the holy City of Bliss," it is a holy city of the Sikhs and is one of their most important sacred places, closely linked with their religious traditions and history. It is located on the lower spurs of the Himalayas surrounded by picturesque natural scenery, with the river Sutlej forming a shimmering and shiny blue border on the south west barely four miles away.
Anandpur Sahib was founded in the year 1665 by the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, near the ruins of an ancient place, Makhowal. On May 13, 1665, Guru Tegh Bahadur went to Bilaspur to attend the mourning for Raja Dip Chand of Bilaspur State. The Dowager Rani Champa of Bilaspur offered to give the Guru a piece of land in her state. The Guru bought the site on payment of five hundred rupees. The land consisted of the villages of Lodhipur, Mianpur and Sahota. Here on the mound of Makhowal, Guru Tegh Bahadur raised a new habitation. The ground was broken on 19 June 1665, by Baba Gurditta Randhawa. The new village was named Chakk Nanaki after the Guru's mother, Nanaki. The place later came to be known as Anandpur Sahib.
Naina Devi Mandir : Sacred sites near Anandpur Sahib include this Mandir, a sacred site for Hindus. A good number of devotees come here in the month of saavan on Navratras.
Ram Sarup Joon writes that....The Xth Guru held a 'sammelan' (assembly) at Anandpur in 1703. The Hindu Rajas of neighboring hilly regions taking it as a threat clashed with Sikhs but were defeated. They asked for help from Delhi. The ruler of Sirhind came to their help. The Sikhs had by now captured the fort of Chamkor and a fierce battle ensued. In this battle the two elder sons of Guru Govind Singh were killed and the two younger ones were captured along with their Grand Mother and they were buried alive in a wall mercilessly at Sirhind. The Grand Mother of these children committed suicide by jumping from the roof. This tragedy occurred in about 1703 or 1704. After a pause, in 1706 the Sikhs again had another battle with the Royal Army at Muktsar in which the Sikhs were crushed.
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