NANHERĪ, village on the bank of the River Ghaggar, in Paṭiālā district, about 10 km southwest of Ambālā City (30º-23'N, 76º-47'E), has a shrine called Gurdwārā Pātshāhī IX ate X, commemorating the visits of Gurū Tegh Bahādur and Gurū Gobind Siṅgh. Gurū Tegh Bahādur is said to have stayed in this village for several days with the local masand, Bhāī Ghogā, while on his way to the eastern parts in 1665, and Gurū Gobind Siṅgh came here as a child from Lakhnaur in 1670 at the request of Bhāī Ghogā. The present building, right on the embankment protecting the village from the vagaries of the seasonal river, comprises an assembly hall with a square sanctum inside it. The Gurdwārā is maintained by the village saṅgat.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurduāriāṅ. Amritsar, n.d.
  2. Narotam, Tārā Siṅgh, Srī Guru Tīrath Saṅgrahi. Kankhal, 1975

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)