Gurudwara Sri Sohiana Sahib Patshahi Nauvin, Bhadaur
This Gurdwara is also known as Gurdwara Akal Yantar and is situated at a distance of 25 Km Northwest of Barnala City on Barnala – Faridkot Highway in Bhadour City.
This City was founded Centuries ago by Raja Bhadarsen and he made this City his Capital. About 1800 Years ago, River Sutlej used to flow towards the South of the City at a distance of 2 Km from City and used to enter Bathinda City near Bathinda Fort. The River has since changed its course and flows at a distance of about 96 Km. A bathroom was constructed by Raja at the bank of the River. One Day, Suraj Kala, the daughter of the King alongwith her friends visited River Sutlej to have bath. A Saint named Bishan Das was standing in the bathroom and putting on clothes after having bath. The Girls asked him, ” Why have you entered inside, this place is for us to take bath and not for the males?” The Saint said that it is a forest, that’s why I took bath inside, in Future I will not take bath inside. They beaten up the Saint, tore his clothes and misbehaved with him. The Princess Suraj Kala talked too rudely. The Saint got angry and said that your tongue is just like a snake. Upon hearing this she realized that she had been cursed, she would definitely become a snake. She fell on Saint’s feet and asked for forgiveness, She asked, “When would I get liberated from this curse?” The Saint felt pity on her and said that with passage of time Guru Nanak Dev Ji would come on this Earth and his Tenth Successor Guru Gobind Singh Ji would come here alongwith his followers. He would get you liberated.
With passage of time, One day the Tenth Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji alongwith his Sikhs went for hunting and from Dina Village crossed to Village Burj and reached the place of Bhadarsen, where now Gurdwara is situated. Guru Ji arranged a preaching Diwan under a Jand tree. At that time a snake was coming towards Guru Ji , Guru Ji asked his followers to give her the way. The snake came near Guru Ji , Gurui Ji put his right foot forward , the snake placed her head on the foot and Guru Ji touched his arrow on her head and got her liberated. Then Guru ji ordered to bury the Corpse of the Snake. When followers asked, Guru Ji narrated the whole story and said that I have come here for her liberation. Guru Ji went to Dina sahib from here.Guru Ji blessed his followers with a Kirpan (a Small sword) and five arrows which belonged to his Sikhs. These relics have been preserved here.
Gurudwara Sri Sohiana Sahib is situated in Village Sohiana, district Barnala. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib ji came here from Handyaya via Dhaula. Guru Sahib stoped here outside the Village sohiana. Guru Sahib tied his horse with a kareer and Jand tree. Kareer tree is till preserved in the Gurudwara Sahib. Guru Sahib spent afternoon here. Guru Sahib asked people about Village name, and people told it was Sohiwal or Mohiwal. Guru Sahib uttered “na sohi na mohi, eh hosi thehi thehi. Ethe hosi mirgaa di thehi” after some time this Village was ruined by Ahmad Shah Abdalis attacks.