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Gurdwara Sri Akalgarh Sahib Lambwali

Location - Lambwali, Faridkot, Punjab, India


Associated with - Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji, Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji


Sikh Artifacts - None


Sarovar - Yes


Sarai - unknown


When Guru Nanak visited Lambwali he asked Bhai Mardana to bring water from a sadhu nearby. The sadhu refused to help.

Bhai Mardana went to the sadhu three times but every time the sadhu refused to give water. On the fourth visit Guru Nanak accompanied Bhai Mardana. Guru Nanak addressed the sadhu and said, 'Sadhu you are sitting like a python (saral) and you can't serve water to people passing by'.

Hearing the words of Guru Nanak, the sadhu panicked, he had been cursed. The sadhu fell at Guru Nank's feet and said 'I know I have been cursed, how can I be saved?'. Guru Nanak said that he would return in his sixth life to set him free.

After battle of Mehraj Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji visited his daughter's village nearby at Malla, where Gurdwara Sri Chaunta Sahib Malla is located. Guru Hargobind Sahib recognized the sadhu who was reborn as a snake and set him free, Guru Hargobind then visited Lambwali.

Guru Gobind Singh came here from Jaito. Guru Sahib tied his horses and stopped to rest. The people of village told Guru Sahib that there are snakes in the trees. Guru Sahib said they were not snakes, that they were just lizards.

Since then, the villagers have never experienced problems with snakes or snake bites.





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