LAKHISAR, a small habitation in the neighbourhood of Goniana Mandi (30Â°18`N, 74Â°54`E) in Bathinda district of the Punjab, is famous for the historical shrine, Gurdwara Lakkhi Jangal, raised in honour of Guru Gobind Singh. According to Sikh tradition,the name Lakkhi Jangal was given this semi desert tract by Guru Gobind Singh, who passed through here on his way from Muktsar to Talvandi Sabo early in 1706. As says the anonymous chronicle, Malva Desk Ratan di Sakhi Pothi, the Guru stayed here for three days.
Bhai Dan Singh, a devoted disciple from the Brar clan and whose own village Dan Singhvala lay only 6 km to the northwest of where Guru Gobind Singh had halted, supplied provisions for Guru ka Langar. The old building of Gurdwara Lakkhi Jangal, constructed and endowed by Raja Harindar Singh (1915-89) of Faridkot state, has since been replaced by a bigger hall, with a square flatroofed sanctum in the middle. The sarovar, also constructed by the Faridkot ruler, is close by. Special gatherings take place every month to mark the fullmoon day.
1. Gian Singh, Giani, Twarikh Gurduarian. Amritsar, n.d.