WHS connected with Sikh religion and history
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- Fort and Shalamar Gardens: Captured by Ranjit Singh who turned Lahore into his capital with him as the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire (1799-1839). The main mosque of the fort was convertned into a Sikh Temple
- Red Fort: Captured by Sikhs. - "On 11 March 1783, when the Sikhs entered the Red Fort in Delhi and occupied the Diwani-Am, the Mughal emperor, Shah Alam II, made a settlement with them agreeing to allow Baghel Singh to raise gurdwaras on Sikh historical sites in the city" Wiki)
- Rohtas Fort: The Sikh "Temple of Baba Nanak" is inside the inscribed area albeit just outside the Fort (see the AB Evaluation map top left). Sikh belief is that Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539), the founder of Sikhism, visited the location of Rohtas Fort before it was built in 1541 during the third of his major journeys to spread the teachings of what was then the beginning of Sikhism. The Guru is believed to have spent 40 days atop nearby Tilla Jogian Hill before passing by Rohtas 24kms away. The Temple was built around 1834 when the area was part of Ranjits Singh's Sikh Empire. Link
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