Sri Damdama Sahib :
This shrine consecrates the
memory of an earlier visit of Guru Gobind Singh to the place in course of
his return from Kurukshetra. Here Raja Ajmer Chand together with two
Mughals, Sayyed Beg and Alaf Khan made a surprise attack on the Guru but was
badly beaten back. The Mughal General was so impressed by the charismatic
personality of the Guru that he became his devotee.
Takht Sri Damdama Sahib :
Talwandi Sabo is also known as Guru Ki Kashi. Here the fifth Takht of the
Sikhs is located. The other four Takhts are Akal Takht, Amritsar, Takht
Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur, Takht Hazur Sahib, Nanded (Maharashtra) and Takht
Harmandir Sahib Patna (Bihar). Guru Gobind Singh arrived here on 20-21
January, 1706 and camped outside the village. The magnificent Gurudwara Sri
Damdama Sahib marks the place of his stav. Here local Chaudhari Bhai Dalla
looked after Guruji with great devotion. He refused to arrest the Guru as
directed by Wazir Khan, Nawab of Sirhind.
Mata Sundri and Mata Sahib Kaur escorted by Bhai Mani Singh came here from
Delhi to meet Guruji. Guruji spent nine months of intense literary
Here Bhai Mani Singh prepared the holy volume under the guidance of Guruji.
Talwandi thus became a seat of learning and assumed the status of Guru Ki
Kashi. It was here that Chaudhari Tiloka and Rama, ancestors of the Pulkian
(Patiala, Nabha and Jind) rulers received Amni from the blessed hands of the
Guru. Sacred articles of the tenth Guru, namely Sri Sahib (Sword), a mirror,
a match lock, a portrait of the tenth Guru, a pothi. (book) transcribed by
Baba Deep Singh, Sword of Baba Deep Singh and a Persian sword are displayed
in the Gurudwara Damdama Sahib. The other sacred place at Talwandi Sabo are,
Jand Sahib, Tibbi Sahib, Likhansar and Gurusar.
Damdama Sahib Gurudwara :
Besides, there are two Gurdwaras in memory of the ninth Guru Sri Tegh
Bahadur, known as Wada Darbar Sahib and Gurusar. Guru Gobind Singh had come
to Talwandi Sabo at the request of Bhai Dala, a devoted follower. He was the
Chief of Brar jats of Ma!wa area. He liked the place immensely and stayed
here for over nine months. During his stay, the place was transformed into
abode of the Khalsa and became a second Anandpur. At Damdama Sahib as it is
now called, the Guru preached complete sacrifice of personal and family
interests at the altar of the good of mankind.