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Known for its fort and for being one of the biggest cotton producing regions of India. Bathinda is well connected to New Delhi and other cities of India by fast trains. A big thermal power plant and fertilizer factory is located here. A big oil Refinery is also coming up in the district.    

   DAMDAMA SAHIB    It was the jungles of Bhatinda that Guru Gobind Singh ji is reputed to have once challenged  and fought the mighty Mughal forces . Bhatinda is one of the oldest towns and has many historical attractions . The holy place of Damdama sahib or Talwandi Sabo known as ' Guru Kashi'  for the Sikhs has a number of  historical associations with Guru Gobind Singh Ji . The Guru stayed here for about 9 months and completed the recompilation of Guru Granth Sahib . This was the last prominent place in Punjab visited by the Great Guru . A number of monuments connected with the memory of Guru Sahib are worth seeing here. The fair of Baisakhi of dancing devotees and display of martial arts is held here for two days in April.

 

 

     

      There is an ancient  fort which has been in existence for the last 1800 years . It was here that  Razia Sultan, the first woman to take charge of the Delhi throne was  incarcerated on her defeat and dethroned .  
         The bricks of the fort date back to Kushana period when emperor Kanishka ruled over India .                    Bhagwati Mandir    A folklore says that in the 17 century , Kamalu Bhagat , a resident of this village  accompanied a tapasvi called Kalu Nath for a visit to the temple . On a short distance  from Jawalamukhi  temple , Kalunath lit his holy fire and prayed . It is said that Bhagwati  Mata appeared on the scene . Impressed by this Kamalu Bhagat , on return to his village , started worshipping Bhagwati Mata at the place of the present temple . It is believed that the worship at Maisor Khana on the days of the fair is as sacred and sanctified as worship at Jawalaji temple .        
  

 

 

 

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