Lakhi Jungle in Bathinda is situated 15 km away from the heart of the city and is located on the way to Muktsar. Lakhi Jungle as the name suggests is a forest with a historical Gurudwara and is believed to have been blessed with the touch of the revered founder of Sikhism, Shri Guru Nanak Dev. The locals also believe that Guru Nanak recited one lakh Holy Paths of Shri Japuji Sahib at the Gurudwara in Lakhi Jungle. The ninth and tenth Sikh Gurus, Guru Teg Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh had also visited Lakhi Jungle and this reasons altogether have helped in making this place sacred amongst Sikhs. A famous and ancient banyan tree in this jungle is believed to have some relation with Guru Gobind Singh. A must-visit for Sikh devotees in Bathinda, Lakhi Jungle, exudes a sense of calm and peace.
This Gurdwara is situated at a distance of 15 Km from Bathinda City and 6 Km from town Goniana Mandi on the way to Mukatsar City in Village Mehma Sarjas.
The First Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this place and recited Holy ‘Japji Sahib’ for 1 Lakh times here. Guru Ji blessed the place by saying that whosoever will hear or recite ‘Japji Sahib’ on ‘Puranmashi’ (the full moon Day) and take bath here in this holy sarovar, all his wishes would be fulfilled. At that time a dense forest (Jungle in Punjabi) existed here and since Guru Ji recited ‘Japji Sahib’ for 1 Lakh times, hence this Gurdwara is known as Lakhi Jungle Sahib.
The Sixth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji visited this place, while on his way from Delhi to Lahore. Guru Ji had tied Chandu (who was responsible for the martyrdom of Fifth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Arjun Dev Ji) with a Karir tree, which still exists here. That Karir is known as Killa Sahib.
The Seventh Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Har Rai Ji also visited this place during his journeys.
The Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji visited this place and blessed this place as ‘Place of liberation’. Guru Ji took the milk of Brown and Black Cow of Bhai Soma Ji and blessed him with milk and son. Guru Ji brushed his teeth with a twig of a tree and buried that twig at this place, which sprouted and has now become a full fledged tree of Phalahi. A Sarovar of Bhai Bhagtu Ji exists nearby. Guru Ji arranged the third Kavi Darbar (a gathering of Poets) at this place.
Gurdwara Sri Lakhi Jungle Sahib is situated 15 km from Bathinda city on the outskirts of village Lakhi Jungle.
The name Lakhi Jungle relates to a sakhi of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji when he visited this site and is said to have recited the name of God 1 Lakh (100,000) times. At the time there was a dense jungle (forest) here.
Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji visited this site whle travelling from Delhi to Lahore. Guru Hargobind tied Chandu (who was responsible for the torture and martyrdom of Sri Guru Arjan Sahib Ji) to a Karir tree, which still exists here. The Karir is known as Killa Sahib.
Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji also visited this place during his journeys.
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji arrived here in 1705 and blessed this place as the ‘place of liberation’. Guru Gobind met Bhai Soma and drank the milk of his buffaloes. Guru Sahib blessed Bhai Soma telling him that he would have a son.
After brushing his teeth with a twig, Guru Gobind Singh planted it. The twig grew into a Plahi Tree which still exists.