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FARIDKOT

 

The city owes its name to the famous Sufi Mystic Baba Farid who has also found place in the Holy Guru Granth Sahib. Faridkot has many fine buildings, foremost among them being the former Secretariat building now housing the District Courts, Guest House, Clock Tower, Darbar Ganj and the Stadium.This place was given the status of a District by Late Giani Zail Singh, President of India, who belonged to this town. Though this place is not so modern, yet this city is far away from the hassle & bustle of the so called other advanced cities of Punjab. This place has got a Medical College named after 10th Guru Gobind Singh Ji, a Dental College, a school of Nursing, an Engineering College, a college for other honor subjects & numerous other educational institutions. Moreover ,this place is the first one in the region to have acquired its own Medical University, to supervise the working of all Govt. Medical institutions. This place is well irrigated by two canals which run on the outerskirts of this city. This place is otherwise very famous from political point of view. It is considered to be the hottest seat of votes during the assembly elections throughout Punjab.

 

History
Faridkot, the city of the great sufi saint "Baba Farid-ud-Din Masur Shakar Ganj " was formerly known as Mokalhar. This sufi saint visited the city long back in the year 1215 A.D. His shalokas & shabads have adorned Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. There he was forced to do labor for the the chieftain Mokalsi in the construction of Garhi situated close to Tilla Baba Farid. There occurred a miracle. As he was to work, the mud basket started to float over his head. All who saw this spectacular event, started to bow before this saint. Since that day he was requested to stay in the town & to bless the place.


How to Reach

This place is well connected by road & rail services. The city is quite close to the the international border with Pakistan, only 65 kms away from here.

 

 

About Faridkot

Area (square km)

1475.70 Sq. km

Population (census 1991)

552466

Tehsils

Sub Tehsils

Faridkot,Jaito

Kotkapura,Sadiq

STD Code

01639

Postal Code

151203

 

Places of Interest

Temple of 'Lord Krishna known as a Thakur Dwara' in the town.

 

Mosques of Soofi Sheikh Farid in the town, Samadhies of the Rulers of Faridkot State.

Quilla Mubarakat Farid Kot, Hall of Mirrors at Quilla Mubarak. Raj Mahal.