The making of this sarovar is associated with the sixth Sikh Guru, Sri Hargobind Sahib ji. He is credited with introducing martial arts and weapons training to Sikhs. Following his father’s martyrdom, he created a standing military force for the defense of the masses. He carried two swords “Miri” and “Piri”. Miri, signified “Temporal Power” and Piri” signified “Spiritual Power”,
the first to to smite the oppressor and the other to protect the innocent.

This sarovar was dug and built under his guidance. He used this spot to organize his followers on military lines following skirmishes with the Mughal Forces and also to provide them religious and spiritual guidance. As the Guru used his wisdom (bibek) to answer the questions of his followers, the sarovar came to be known as Sri Bibeksar Sarovar. Sri Guru Hargobind Sahibji laid the foundation of the holy tank and the present day gurdwara was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1628.

It is believed that anyone who bathed in the pool would receive the benefits of rational thinking (Bibek).

The two ancient villages of Chatiwind and Sultanwind border the gurdwara.