GOBINDPURĀ, village 7 km west of Bareṭā (29º-52'N, 75º-42'E) in Mānsā district of the Punjab, is sacred to Gurū Tegh Bahādur as well as to Gurū Gobind Siṅgh. Gurū Tegh Bahādur, says the Sākhī Pothī, arrived here from Bachchhoāṇā on his way to Gāgā and further east. Gurū Gobind Siṅgh passed through it on his way back from Akbarpur Khuḍāl to Sirsā in 1706. Separate Mañjī Sāhibs in the form of platforms dedicated one each to them were built in a single hall. The Gurū Granth Sāhib was seated on a third platform between the two. The building has now been reconstructed. The Gurdwārā is administered by the village saṅgat. Religious assemblies are held on amāvasyā -- the last day of the dark half of the month, when an unbroken recital (akhaṇḍ pāṭh ) of the Gurū Granth Sāhib is concluded, followed by kīrtan and discourses and a community meal.
Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)