Manauli Fort History :
As most of you might be familiar, Guru Gobind Singh organised the Khalsa Panth and being omniscient, his highness along with his followers to Nanded and here he called Madho Bairagi to him. At the age of 15, he became an ascetic and strongly opposed the consumption of meat, while Guru’s followers started preparing meat, Madho Bairagi was drawn to this location in order to punish the person who was doing so but ultimately found himself starstruck by the Guru. Finally, Madho Bairagi was given the blessing of Amrit and became a Khalsa.
Following this, he became the military commander and fought for the Sikhs. A bleeding fight was battled here between the two gatherings.. Here Khalsa raj was established by defeating the Mughals.
If the information provided by the villagers is accurate then we are looking at a fort that might as well be 300-400 years old.
Several local testaments reveal that the fort was built sometime in the 17th Century by a certain Mughal ruler. After a century, as the Sikh-Muslim hatred came to fruition as a few fights and Misls came to control in the province of Punjab, Nawab Kapoor Singh of the Singhpuria took over the fort from the Mughals and even encouraged other Sikhs to settle in the region.
About Manuali fort Structure
Rounded towers stand at each of the four corners of the fort that stand about 35 feet high with pointed barriers at the top. Each wall has a unique and holes that was strategically placed for the rifles to peek through and shoot the approaching enemy from the inside. On the western end of the fort there is a main gateway and a separate enclosure for women. Opposite to this gateway, remains of a mosque can be found.
On the south-eastern corner there is a mazaar. On Thursdays, candles are lit there by locals.