9. Shri Kiratpur Sahib ji

On reaching Kiratpur Sahib, Guru Tegh Bahadur ji held a Darbar. Among the distinguished visitors, who came to pay homage to the Master was Rani Jalal Devi, wife of the late Raja Deep Chand of Bilaspur. She was deeply moved by the charming personality of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. Guruji bought the village of Makhowal (which was about six miles away from Kiratpur Sahib) from the Rani of Bilaspur. Guru Tegh Bahadur ji ordained that a city be constructed there, and He named this city Anandpur -"the city of Joy." This was to be the new Residence of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, and this place was to witness on the morning of 30th March, 1699 A.D., the creation of the Khalsa by His son, the Great Guru Gobind Singh ji.