Mata Chakreshwari TempleDirection
This ancient temple is believed to be 1000 years old and is situated in village Attewali on Sirhind-Chandigarh Road . The legend has that during the times of Raja Prithvi Raj Chauhan, a large number of pilgrims from Rajasthan were going in bullock carts to the ancient Jain Temple of Kangra (situated still in Kangra Fort) to have the blessings of Lord Adi Nath. The pilgrims had also brought an idol of Mata Chakreshwari Devi, an ardent worshipper (known as Rakshak Devi or Lord Adinath) of Lord Adinath. On their way , the carvan halted for the night at the present site. Next morning when the caravan was all set to move , the Rath (Chariot) carrying the idol of Mata Shri Chakreshwari Devi did not move inspite of the best efforts of the pilgrims. The devotees were at a loss to know the reason and were perplexed. Then all of a sudden, there was flood of light inside the Palki carrying the idol and there was an AKASHWANI `Let this be my place of Abode’. The pilgrims said `Mother, this is all sandy area, there is no water, around here, we had a miserable night yesterday’. The voice replied, A few yards towards north of this place dig the land and you will get water’. To the astonishment of pilgrims, they just dug a few feet and a fountain of water started flowing. The fountain of water has been converted into a small well Even today, the water of this tank is held sacred by the devotees and they carry home to preserve the same considering it as sacred as water of Ganga. The pilgrims were very much pleased and they installed the idol of Mata Chakreshwari Devi at this place and built a beautiful temple there. Every year an annual function is organised here after four days of Dushera in which hundered of pilgrims visit
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is International Airport Mohali/Chandigarh about 50 KM from Fatehgarh Sahib
The District has Sirhind Junction Railway Station on the Delhi-Amritsar section. This junction links the country with the Ropar and Nangal Dam. On the Sirhind-Nangal railway line, there is a railway station at Fatehgarh Sahib. Many Express and Super fast trains halt at Sirhind Railway station.
By road Fatehgarh Sahib is 250 Kms from National Capital Delhi. The National Highway No.1 (Sher Shah Suri Marg) passes through it at Sirhind and Mandi Gobindgarh situated in the district. All buses traversing the Delhi-Amritsar section halt here. For those wishing to visit Fatehgarh Sahib after landing at the Delhi Airport, the Indo-Canadian Bus service runs regular Delux bus services from the Airport to Amritsar and these buses halt at Sirhind and Mandi Gobindgarh. There are also regular bus services to Fatehgarh Sahib from Chandigarh, Patiala and Ropar.