Muktsar Travel Guide

Fairs and Festivals

The Maghi Mela ( ਮੇਲਾ ਮਾਘੀ ) held in the town of Muktsar, a day after Lohri (13 January) is very famous. Held every January it is to commemorate the valour of 40 Muktas, (or the liberated ones), who laid down their lives following Sri Guru Gobind Singh into the battle-field of Khidrana .

The huge Mela is held at an open space mainly on the Bathinda & Malout roads. People from all over the world, come to Muktsar on this day to take a dip in the holy sarovar.

Muktsar is a very hot battlefield for political parties namely Congress and SAD-BJP. The 2 prominent CMs of Punjab have their origins from Muktsar distt. S.Harcharan Singh Brar nad S.Parkash Singh Badal. S. Harcharan Singh Brar was died on September 6, 2009.

Traditionally a horse fair was also held on this occasion but it is not held anymore.



Muktsar  is a city and a municipal council in Muktsar district in the Indian state of Punjab. Muktsar's old name was Khidrane dee dhab



History

Muktsar has a proud heritage. It is known as the last battlefield of Guru Gobind Singh, 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.