BAJAK, village 30 km southwest of Bathinda (30Â°14`N, 74Â°59`E), is sacred to Guru Gobind Singh, who visited it in 1706. The villagers turned out with pitchers full of milk to serve him as he arrived. However, Sukkhu and Buddhu, two sadhus of the Divana sect, came intent upon reprisal for the death of one of their group fatally wounded in an encounter with a Sikh. But as soon as their eyes fell on the Guru, anger was gone out of their hearts. They, says the SakhiPothf, made obeisance before him and carried him in a palanquin for some distance as he departed.
GURDWARA PATSHAHI 10, commemorating Guru Gobind Singh`s visit, is at the southwestern edge of the village. In the middle of a walled compound, entered through a gateway with rooms on either side, is the 8metre square divan hall in front of the flat roofed sanctum. The 60metre square sarovar is at the back in a separate compound. A local committee administers the Gurdwara under the auspices of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. Besides the daily services, special congregations take place on every newmoon day and on all major Sikh anniversaries.
1. Thakar Singh, Giani, Sri Gurduire Darshan. Amritsar, 1923
2. Ma/va Desh Ratan di 5akhi Pothi. Amritsar, 1968