Historic Places,  Travel

Patiala

PATIALA-The Royal City, is the fourth largest city in the state of Punjab in northern India. Founded by Baba Ala Singh in 1763, this city remains famous for its traditional Patiala Shahi Turban, Paranda, Patiala salwar, Punjabi Jutti and Patiala Peg.
While travelling to Patiala you will head to a variety of places of Sikh importance. These include two Gurdwaras – Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib and Gurdwara Moti Bagh Sahib. As its name suggests Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib was built to cure people of all their sufferings (dukh). History tells us that Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji came here on request to cure people of their suffering which prevailed on them for a long time. Devotees have faith in the healing qualities of water in the sarovar attached to the shrine. It is still believed that any kind of illness can be cured by ‘ishnaan’ on 5 consecutive panchmi. Another devotional place to visit is the Shri Kali Devi Temple – a Hindu temple dedicated to Maa Kaali. Other architectures in Patiala include
Sheesh Mahal- The Palace of Mirrors. The mahal contains a large number of frescoes.
Baradari Gardens- The garden with 12 gates. The gardens include a museum building with collections of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Qila Mubarak Complex- It stands on a 10-acre ground in the heart of the city and contains the main palace or Qila Androon, the guesthouse or Ran Baas and the Darbar Hall.

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