Installation Anniversary of Lohgarh Fort to be celebrated on May 27

AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—The SGPC is set to celebrate installation anniversary of Lohgarh fort on May 27 at Gurdwara Sahib of Kapal Mochan (Haryana).  Notably, the Fort Lohgarh was made capital of first Sikh empire by the great Sikh general Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in 1710.


SGPC vice-president Raghujit Singh Virk underwent meeting with other SGPC members at Gurdwara Sahib Kapal Mochan on May 10 to deliberate upon planning for celebrating installation anniversary of Lohgarh fort.

Sharing the development with Sikh24, Raghujit Singh Virk informed that the renowned Raagis, Dhadis (balladeers) and Kathavachaks will address the religious discourse in the Gurmat Samagam scheduled for installation anniversary on May 27. “The Singh Sahibans, SGPC president S. Gobind Singh Longowal, DSGMC leaders and SAD leaders will also attend the Gurmat Samagam” he added.

The Lohgarh Sahib Fort (meaning Iron Fort) about 30 kilometers from Sadaura was made by Bhai Lakhi Rai Wanjara under instructions from sixth Sikh master Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. Its construction began sometimes after 1626 and was finally completed in 1710. It was made capital of Khalsa kingdom in 1710 by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur who had earlier captured Samana in 1709 and later also captured Sadaura in Battle of Sadaura in 1709 after Mughals had declared ‘jihad’ against the forces of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.

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