Gurdwara Sri Lohgarh Sahib


Manager Contact Number: 0183-2543658

Address: JVFC+H34, Lohgarh Gate, Old City, Amritsar, Punjab

Gurdwara Qila Lohgarh Sahib Amritsar is situated in the old Amritsar City inside the Lohgarh Gate area.

After martyrdom of Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji at Lahore, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji became the sixth Sikh Guru.

As instructed by his father, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji started raising the army of Saint Soldiers to fight against the cruelty of the mughal oppressors.

Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji built a small fort at this location called Lohgarh, now known as Gurdwara Qila Lohgarh Sahib Amritsar.

Increasing tensions erupted during a clash between a group of Sikh and mughal hunting parties.

The Battle of Amritsar started with the capture of a rare white Baz (hawk) which had been a gift to Shah Jahan from the Emperor of Persia. (The Hawk was at the time one of the royal symbols of authority).

On Vaisaki a party of Shah Jahan's troops were hunting in a royal private reserve near Gumtala village near Amritsar at the same time as some of the Guru's Sikhs.

The Guru's hawk downed a special, rare white hawk that had been a gift of the Shah of Persia. The Sikhs had picked up and tethered the white hawk unaware that it belonged to the emperor. The mughal troops, no doubt in a panic had seen the hawk fall and came looking for the Emperors prized Baz.