Gurudwara Sri Likhansar Sahib is situated in Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda Distt. Bhai Mani Singh ji wrote Adi Guru Granth Sahib Ji dictated by Guru Gobind Singh And later on Guru Sahib had thrown all the ink and kalams (pen) in the Sarovar and blessed that who so ever will write the thirty five words of the Gurmukhi here will have sharp mind. Guru ji blessed this place saying it as Guru ki Kashi.
Gurdwara Sri Likhansar Sahib is a Historic Gurdwara situated in Talwandi Sabo in the Bathinda district. The Gurdwara has been extended and is a square hall with a domed sanctum within it. Gurdwara Sri Likhansar Sahib is located at the southeastern corner of the sarovar. 'Likhansar' derives from two words 'Likhan' means writing and 'Sar' is sarovar or holy pond, together 'Likhansar' interprets as the 'The Pool Of Writing'.
In Talwandi Sabo (Damdama Sahib) under Guru Gobond Singh's supervision, Bhai Mani Singh and Baba Deep Singh made four copies of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. According to Bhai Koer Singh, Gurbilas Patshahi 10, there used to be a pool of water here in the days of Guru Gobind Singh, who sitting here, would have reed-pens for the writers made and then throw them into the pool.
It was here that Bhai Mani Singh Ji who used a kalam/s to pen the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji dictated by Guru Gobind Singh. Later the Guru Sahib threw all the ink and kalams (a reed carved into a pen) into the Gurdwara's Sarovar and gave a blessing saying, 'whomsoever shall write the thirty five words of the Gurmukhi here will be blessed with a sharp mind'. Once, Chaudhary Dal Singh, the local chief of Talwandi Sabo, who long before had converted to Sikhism, by taking charan Amrit but now took Amrit Pahul, entreated him to explain why he ordered thousands of pens to be cut and thrown away.
To quote the Sakhi Pothi, Guru Gobind Singh said, "Thousands of Sikhs will study the holy texts in this place and then pens will come into use. This is our Kashi (seat of learning); those who study here will cast off their ignorance and rise to be authors, poets and commentators." Gurdwara Sri Likhansar Sahib is where Sikhs would write the Punjabi alphabet (Painti Gurmukhi). There used to be a sand pit in the Gurdwara in which mothers made their young children write their first letter. Now it seems there is marble all over.
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