Sri Muktsar Sahib is a city and a municipal council in Sri Muktsar Sahib district in the Eastern Punjab
). It's historical/old name was Khidrāna, After the battle of 1705 it was renamed as Muktsar and recently, due to its historical and religious importance, it is renamed as Sri Muktsar Sahib.
Sri Muktsar Sahib has a proud heritage. It is known as the last battlefield of Guru Gobind Singh in 1705 A.D., which proved to be a most decisive conflict in the military history of the Sikhs. Literally the name of this city means "the pool of liberation". The forty Sikh warriors who fought to death here against the Mughal Empire more than three centuries ago are remembered by a grand festival held here every January, which attracts devotees from all over the world.
Historical Sites In City:
A few years ago, a new monument was built in the shape of Khanda Sahib, near DC office, in the memory of the forty martyrs.
Mosque: After partition it was used as a Gurudwara, but in 1996 it was handed over to the Wakf Board under an arrangement between the Wakf and the SGPC. Now Namaz is read all five times a day and the considerably growing population of Muslims at Sri Muktsar Sahib have it as their paramount religious and cultural center.
- Sri Darbar Sahib (Tutti Gandhi Sahib)
- Gurudwara Tambu Sahib
- Gurudwara Taran Taran Sahib
- Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib (at the battlefield)
- Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib
- Shaheedan Da Gurudwara
How to Reach Muktsar :
The city well connected with rail and road. It has own Railway station which is 1.5 km from the centre of the city. The nearest well connected railway stations are Bathinda
(around 45km from muktsar) and Kotkapura
(around 30 km from muktsar). Bus service is easily available from there.Airport is not available in Muktsar but the nearest airport is Amritsar
airport, (Raja Sansi International Airport) which is 175 km away from here. Muktsar has bus stop in centre of the town and Punjab roadways and Pepsu Road Transport Corporation has providing transport facilities.