Gurudwara Sahib - Bhatinda
The city of Bhatinda was also graced by Guru Gobind Singh. He halted
at themausoleum of Haji Rattan, a celebrated muslim saint, which was at
a distance of two kilometers outside the city. On the site a Gurdwara,
called Haji Rattan,stands today in the memory of the Tenth Master. The
keeper of the tomb,tried to dissuade the Guru from camping here,on the
pretext that it was a haunted place. The Guru disregarding his warning
tied his horse to the trunk of 'van' tree. People of Bhatinda met him
and begged him to evict the one-eyed cruel ogre living in the fort. The
merciful Guru,readily acceeded to the request and forcibly turned out
Gurdwara Sahib in Bhatinda qila,.stands at the place where according to tradition the Guru combated the ogre and sent him into flight.
It was in this fort that -first woman ruler of India, Empress Razia Sultana, was imprisoned before being executed.
Today Bhatinda is a leading market of foodgrains and cotton, and -the newlycommissioned Guru Nanak Thermal Power Plant, dominates the horizon. Gurdwara Dam Dama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo is only 35 km south of Bhatinda. The pilgrims come by train to Bhatinda and then proceed to Taiwandi Sabo,by road.