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Gurdwara Sri Lakhi Jungle Sahib

Location - Mehma Sarjas, Bathinda, Punjab, India

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

Sikh Artifacts - unknown

Sarovar - Yes

Sarai - unknown

Gurdwara Sri Lakhi Jungle Sahib is situated 15 km from Bathinda city on the outskirts of village Lakhi Jungle.

The name Lakhi Jungle relates to a sakhi of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji when he visited this site and is said to have recited the name of God 1 Lakh (100,000) times. At the time there was a dense jungle (forest) here.

Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji visited this site whle travelling from Delhi to Lahore. Guru Hargobind tied Chandu (who was responsible for the torture and martyrdom of Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji) to a Karir tree, which still exists here. The Karir is known as Killa Sahib.

Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji also visited this place during his journeys.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji arrived here in 1705 and blessed this place as the 'place of liberation'. Guru Gobind met Bhai Soma and drank the milk of his buffaloes. Guru Sahib blessed Bhai Soma telling him that he would have a son.

After brushing his teeth with a twig, Guru Gobind Singh planted it. The twig grew into a Plahi Tree which still exists. Guru Gobind Singh also arranged his third Kavi Darbar here and said;

Lakhi Jungle Khalsa Aan didar ditoo nae| Sun kae sadd mahi da mehin pani ghao muto nae||
Kisey naal na raleya kaayi koyae jo sauk peoo nae| Gaya Firaak milya mit mahin tahin sukar kito nae.

The Gurdwara Sahib is managed by the Budha Dal.

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