"The local tradition asserts that during his brief stay in Mandi, Guru
Gobind Singh gave many proofs of his miraculous powers. When Guru Gobind Singh left Mandi
Raja Sidh Sen escorted him upto the State boundary. To commemorate his visit, the Guru was
requested by the Raja to lay the foundation-stone of the fortress named Guru Kot.
The Guru returned the courtesy by asking
the Raja to perform a similar ceremony in respect of a fortress named Sidh Kot. Some
manuscripts of the Guru were highly prized by Sidh Sen and kept in safe custody in the
treasure house at Kamloh."
Rewalsar is a small lake at a distance of
about twenty kms from Mandi town on Mandi-Hamirpur road. Three famous temples of Lord
Siva, Padmasambhava, and a Gurdwara surround this. Thus it is a place of pilgrimage for
the Hindus, Buddhist and Sikhs alike. There axe a few small floating islands with reed
grass over them. Occasionally they move and traditionally this is taken to be very