Gurusar

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GURUSAR, a village in Bathinda district, 25 km east of Jaito (30°26'N, 74°53'E), is a new habitation named after a historical shrine, Gurdwara Patshahi X Gurusar, commemorating the visit of Guru Gobind Singh, who happended to come here following the chase from Dina in December 1705. Here Guru Gobind Singh stayed for a short while on the bank of a pool of water, which Bhai Santokh Singh, Sn Gur Prdtap Suraj Granth, describes as Rukhala, probably because of the thick growth of trees (rukkh, in Punjabi) around it. The place then formed part of the village of Jalal, 2 km to the southeast of it. The habitation that originally grew up near the Gurdwara was washed away in the floods of 1950, but the old shrine stood intact. In this domed shrine, marking the site where Guru Gobind Singh alighted for rest, is preserved a bedstead said to have been used by him. The Guru Granth Sahib is seated in one of the rooms constructed recently. The old pool, converted into a lined sarovar, is at the back of the shrine. The Gurdwara is maintained by the village sangat.

References

1. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratab Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33

2. Malva Desh Ratan di Sakhi Pothi. Amritsar, 1968

3. Tara Singh, Sri Gur Tirath Sangrahi. Ainritsar, n.d.