Sri Muktsar Sahib district

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Sri Muktsar Sahib district is one of the twenty two districts in the Indian Punjab and earlier known as khidraane di dhaab. Its capital, the city of Sri Muktsar Sahib, is renamed from Muktsar to Sri Muktsar Sahib and so the district. Other towns include Malout (the largest town by population) and Giddarbaha.HistoryMuktsar district was created as a new district on 7 November 1995 by taking out Muktsar subdivision of Faridkot district.The last battlefield of the tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh, lies in the district's main city. A huge battle, knowns as Battle of Muktsar, took place between the Mughals and the Sikhs in 1705 where a Gurudwara, Gurudwara Tibbi Sahib, now marks the site.The district has many historical Gurudwaras including, Darbar Sahib, Shaheedi Gurudwara, and Tibbi Sahib in the main city and many more in the different villages of the district.A huge fair, known as "Mela Maghi", is celebrated in January every year at Sri Muktsar Sahib city in the memory of the forty martyrs (librated ones).


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