Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Muktsar | type = city | latd = 30.30 | longd = 74.52
locator_position = right | state_name = Punjab
district = Muktsar
altitude = 184
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 83,099| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
website = muktsar.nic.in
Muktsar is located at coord|30.48|N|74.52|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/23/Muktsar.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Muktsar] ] It has an average elevation of 184
metres (603 feet).
As of 2001India census, [GR|India] Muktsar had a population of 83,099. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Muktsar has an average literacy rate of 55%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 50%. In Muktsar, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Sikhsconsist about 92% of population in Muktsar.
Muktsar has a proud heritage. It is known as the last battlefield of
Guru Gobind Singh, which proved to be a most decisive conflict in the military history of the Sikhs. Literally the name of this city means "the pool of liberation". The forty Sikh warriors who fought to death here against the Mughal Empiremore than three centuries ago are remembered by a grand festival held here every January, which attracts devotees from all over the world. After partition there were many Mosques that were getting rusted and destroyed because there was no one to take care of them so Mr Kuldip Singh Brar the Minister of Muktsar helped manage the Mosques. Kuldip Singh Brar also made sure that visitors from Pakistan can come to Muktsar and have Friday prayers without any worries of attacks.
Fairs And Festivals
The Maghi Mela ( ਮੇਲਾ ਮਾਘੀ ) held in the town of Muktsar, a day after
Lohri(13 January) is very famous. Held every January it is to commemorate the valour of 40 Muktas,( or the liberated ones ),who laid down their lives following Sri Guru Gobind Singh into the battle-field of Khidrana ( ਖਿਦਰਾਨੇ ਦੀ ਢਾਬ ). The huge Mela is held at an open space mainly on the Bathinda & Malout roads. People from all over the world, come to Muktsar on this day to take a dip in the holy sarovar.
A horse fair can also be seen at village Lambi ( ਲੰਬੀ ) of Muktsar on the occasion.BRAR is the main clan/gotra in Muktsar region.
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