Moga district of Punjab has a lot of history behind its construction. It holds the heritage of Punjab with its oldest built Gurudwaras and Temples. This article emphasizes some of the well-known religious places in Moga which includes the notable Temples, Gurudwaras and Mosques in Moga.
Ajitwal Mosque in Moga
Located on the Borders of the tiny village of Ajitwal in the district of Moga, a mosque 3 centuries old stood without Aizaan and in Hiatus for 60 years. Last year in the month of December, as part of the renovation programs undertaken by the Muslim community, it was renovated. The mosque was abandoned as part of the partition of India to the Muslim country, Pakistan. After the Muslims left, thousands of Indian mosques were abandoned.
Moga was one among them with not a single mosque. Due to the request of the Shahi Imam of Punjab, the youth in the region of the Ajitwal brought forth the renovated mosque after cleaning and painting the older one. This is one of the gorgeous historic buildings of the place now. In December last year, when Shahi Imam of Punjab, Moulana Habibur Rehman Sani took the upper hand to restore the mosque, the Sikhs and the Hindus of the region were elated to join hands for the renovation of the same. The youth of Moga district irrespective of their Hindu and Sikh religions, cleaned and painted the old mosque and handed over the key to Shahi Imam.
Geeta Bhawan in Moga
Located close to the Kashmiri Park, the Geeta Bhawan encompasses a beautiful temple which is funded by the school Geeta Bhawan School. This beautiful temple is one of the best attractions of the city. Geeta Bhawan Temple looks gorgeous with its reddish mosaic look.
Shri Sanatan Dharam Hari Mandir of Moga
Shri Sanatam Dharam
Hari Mandir is a prominent pilgrimage temple in Moga. This historically
acclaimed temple is famous for being the miracle-creator for its
pilgrims. Pilgrims from all over the nation come to this temple and the
temple bustles with crowd in the evenings especially on Tuesdays. The
place has a big entrance to cater to the crowd and possesses a peaceful
and tranquil setting. One of the best features of this place is that the
people who are coming here to visit this temple can donate a few amount
of money and all of it is used in the purpose of temple construction.
Dina Sahib Gurudwara in Moga
This Gurudwara is famous as the Lohgarh Gurudwara and sometimes people also name it as the “Dina Sahib Gurudwara”. It is located in the village Dina of the district of Punjab, Moga. The popular myth or rather the strict belief of the disciples of the Gurudwara is that Guru Gobind Singh not only visited this Gurudwara when he was on a pilgrimage to Muktsar, but he also tore and discarded his blue colored dress at the very place were the Gurudwara is situated today. The beloved Guruji is the sole inspiration for the construction of the Gurudwara.
Gurudwara Mehdiana Sahib Moga
The Mehdiana Sahib Gurudwara is positioned at a distance of 30 kilometers from Moga in a village called Mehdiana. Located at the block adjacent to Nihal Singh wala, the Mehdiana Sahib Gurudwara is an extensively built and huge Sikh Temple. Set in grey and green paints, the Gurudwara is a historic place that catches the attention of all and sundry. The mouth-watering Prasad of the Gurudwara is also famous as “Lunger” and is like blessings upon the devotees of the Gurudwara.
Nanaskar Sahib Gurudwara in Moga
One of the oldest of the Gurudwara’s of the district Moga, Nanaskar Sahib Gurudwara is situated in the village of Takhtupura. This Sikh temple boasts of being a holier place as a number of saints of Sikh religion have visited the premises of the temple. Among those saints Hargobind Singh, Gobind Singh, and Guru Nanak Dev are just to name a few. There is also a small river in this area which is named after Guru Nanak Dev and is popular as the “Nanak Sarovar”. Due to its geographical position being right at the centre, countless devotees are magnetized to its gorgeous presence. Also, it has a shrine for each of the Saints or Gurus to sanctify the temple further.
Bharat Mata Mandir in Moga
in the Moga district of Punjab, this temple is relatively quiet due to
its location. The temple stands proud with a 40 ft statue of Hanuman ji
right outside its entrance.
Gurusar Gurudwara in Moga
Positioned in the village of Lopon in the district of Moga, this Gurudwara holds the anecdote of Guru Hargobind Singh’s visit. The Gurudwara is situated in the southeast region and is known to have built by Giani Indar Singh in the year 1960. This gorgeous Gurudwara’s sanctum is domed shaped which is a sign of Sikh style architecture. Thousands of devotees visit this place during the month of Sravan to commemorate the visit of the great Guru Hargobind Singh to the Lopon village. This Sikh temple also boasts of a large hall which has a rectangular shape.