RĀJOĀṆĀ, village in Ludhiāṇā district, on Gurū Gobind Siṅgh Mārg, 10 km north of Rāikoṭ town (30º -39'N, 75º -37'E), has a shrine,Gurdwārā Mañjī Sāhib, commemorating the visit of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh in 1705. It is said that as Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, accompanied by Mahāṅt KirpāI Dās, was proceeding from Hehrāṅ to Kamālpur, he was stopped here and served with a drink of milk by one Māī Bhaṭṭī. He was pleased at the old lady's devotion and invited her to ask for a boon. Māī Bhaṭṭī wished only for further opportunities to serve him. She requested him to be seated on a cot and allow himself to be carried thus by her sons to the next place of halt. The Gurū granted her request. The cot was carried to Kamālpur on the shoulders of the three sons of Māī Bhaṭṭī, one at each corner, Mahant Kirpāl Dās putting his shoulder to the fourth corner.

         A memorial was established in the village probably by Māī Bhaṭṭī herself. The present building of the Gurdwārā is, however, of modern construction. It consists of a rectangular hall with a verandah in front, and a domed room in which the Gurū Granth Sāhib rests for the night.


    Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurū Khālsā [Reprint]. Patiala, 1970

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)