Gurudwara Haji Rattan, Bathinda

Gurdwara Name Gurudwara Haji Rattan Address Gobind Nagar , Bathinda
Zipcode 151005 Phone 0164 220237
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Sarai facilities 10 individual rooms with beds , common sharing toilet and 1 hall having a capacity of 1000 persons .
Sarai Room Count 10
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History Haji Rattan named after Haji Rattan, a sadhu who used tomeditate here. It is also associated with the visits of Guru Nanak Devji, Guru Hargobindj and Guru Gobind Singhji. It is said when Guru Nanak Devji during his first journey (Udasi) visited this place, Haji Rattan hurled a big stone at the Guruji to frighten him away. But Guru Nanak Dev picked the same up and hurled it back to Haji Rattan who became unconscious. The Guru brought Guruji's pardon and requested him to get him rid of the drudgery of life. Guru Nanak Devji is said to have uttered, "I will see you twice more", and the Guru's words came true when Guru Hargobindji and Guru Gobind Singhji again visited this place. Guru Gobind Singhji after his fiercest battles with the Mughals came to Bathinda and camped near Haji Rattan. At that time, the area surrounding Haji Rattan was a dense forest. The residents of Bathinda were fed up with a ghost who used to demolish their houses whenever they constructed them. So they requested Guru Gobind Singhji to do something for them and the Guru freed the villagers from the ghost. The building of Gurudwara Haji Rattan was constructed during the time of Maharaja Karam Singh of Patiala State when he conquered Bathinda.
Remarks Its 1.5 kms from Bathinda bus stand and Rickshaw charges Rs.10. Takhat Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo is only 35 km south of Bathinda.