NATHĀṆĀ SĀHIB, Gurdwārā near the village of Jaṇḍ Magholī in Paṭiālā district, is dedicated, according to Gurushabad Ratnākar Mahān Kosh, to Gurū Tegh Bahādur, but is now called Gurdwārā Nathāṇā Sāhib Pātshāhī Tīsārī. According to current tradition, Gurū Amar Dās stayed here 22 times during his annual pilgrimage journeys before he had met Gurū Aṅgad and become his Sikh. The present building of the Gurdwārā comprises a dīvān hall with the sanctum in the middle of it. Above the sanctum is a square room topped by a lotus dome and a gilded pinnacle with an umbrella-shaped finial. Two rows of rooms on one side constitute the Gurū kā Laṅgar and a residential block for pilgrims; on the other side is the 50-metre square sarovar. The Gurdwārā is managed by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee through a local committee. Special gatherings take place on the first of every Bikrāmī month and a fair is held to mark the Lohṛī festival during mid January.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurū Khālsa [Reprint]. Patiala, 1970
  2. Kāhn Siṅgh, Gurushabad Ratnākar Mahān Kosh [Reprint]. Patiala, 1981

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)