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JASST, also called JassI Bagvali to distinguish it from anotlier village of the same name, is an old village 23 km from Bathinda (30°14`N, 74°59`E). It claims an historical shrine commemorating the visit of Guru Gobind Singh who broke journey here while travelling from Muktsar through Lakkhi Jungle to Talvandl Sabo in 1706. According to legend popularixed by an anonymous and undated old chronicle, Sdkhi Potht, Guru Gobind Singh, on approachingJassi, waded through the village pond on horseback. As he came out at the other bank, the black coat of the horse and the blue robes of the Guru turned white. The pond, since developed into a 70metre square sarovar`w`\ bricklined embankment and steps, is called Baggsar, or the White Tank {baggd in Punjabi means white), and the shrine constructed near its southern bank is known as Gurdwara Sri Baggsar Sahib Patshahi Dasvlri. The Gurdwara is affiliated to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, but is managed by Niharigs of the Buddha Dal.
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