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The Memorials and Monuments of Ferozpur

by Madhav Srinivasan 1942 days ago

Ferozpur is a land of many surprises. Rich in heritage and culture, the city has witnessed several incidents, which are of historic importance. Read on to know more…

Ferozpur is located on the banks of the River Sutlej in the district of Ferozpur in the state of Punjab. This city was founded by the Muslim ruler Sultan Firoz Shah Tughlaq. It is said that the town was named after the chief of the Manj Rajputs of the Bhatti clan during the mid 16th century.

Ferozpur is a place of historic importance in the Indian history as this was the place where the British Raj established control over the northwestern India and a popular place to holiday in North India. The city is often called ‘Shaheedon Ki Dharti’, or the land of martyrs as the revolutionary trio of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru used this place for planning against the British Raj. It was in this place that their dead bodies were buried off in haste.

Here’s a list of all the monuments and memorials in the city of Ferozpur

Saragarhi Memorial

This memorial was constructed in the memory of the 21 soldiers who sacrificed their lives while defending the Saragarhi Fort in the year 1897. They fought valiantly against a troupe of 1000 pathans who attacked the fort all of a sudden. They fought a fierce battle for more than seven hours before sacrificing their lives. A Gurudwara was erected by the army as a memorial. Ferozpu is a popular historical destination which is a part of most of Punjab tour packages

Barki Memorial

This fort was built in the memory of the soldiers of 7 Infantry who sacrificed their lives. This battle was fought in the year 1965 during which the town was captured by the enemies. This memorial has a tank, a water fountain and central pillar. The height of the pillar is nearly 27 meters.

Hussainiwala Memorial

This is also called as the National Martyrs Memorial and is devoted in the memory of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru who lit a flame here before laying their lives for the sake of their motherland. Their bodies were cremated without any proper ceremony. Ferozpur can be easily reached by taking up holiday tours from Delhi.

Shitala Mata Temple

This is a place of religious importance in the city and is also visited by a huge number of devotees from the regions nearby. There are a lot of idols of Hindu deities within the premises of the temples.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial

In order to pay homage to the brave freedom fighters, who laid down their lives for the country a memorial was erected. A huge fair is organized here on 23 March and is attended by a large gathering.

Tran Taran

This is a religious place in Ferozpur whose foundation stone was laid by Guru Arjun Dev who was an eminent Guru among the Sikhs. Tourists can also include a trip to Chandigarh when planning a holiday in Ferozpur. 

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