LAKHĪSAR, a small habitation in the neighbourhood of Goniāṇā Maṇḍī (30º-18'N, 74º-54'E) in Baṭhiṇḍā district of the Punjab, is famous for the historical shrine, Gurdwārā Lakkhī Jaṅgal, raised in honour of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh. According to Sikh tradition, the name Lakkhī Jaṅgal was given this semi-desert tract by Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, who passed through here on his way from Muktsar to Talvaṇḍī Sābo early in 1706. As says the anonymous chronicle, Mālvā Desh Raṭan dī Sākhī Pothī, the Gurū stayed here for three days. Bhāī, Dān Siṅgh, a devoted disciple from the Braṛ clan and whose own village Dānsiṅghvālā lay only 6 km to the northwest of where Gurū Gobind Siṅgh had halted, supplied provisions for Gurū kā Laṅgar. The old building of Gurdwārā Lakkhī Jaṅgal, constructed and endowed by Rājā Harindar Siṅgh (1915-89) of Farīdkoṭ state, has since been replaced by a bigger hall, with a square flat-roofed sanctum in the middle. The sarovar, also constructed by the Farīdkoṭ ruler, is close by. Special gatherings take place every month to mark the full-moon day.


    Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurduāriāṅ. Amritsar, n.d.

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)