BHŪPĀL, also called Bhupālāṅ, a village 13 km north of Mānsā (29º-59'N, 75º-23'E) in Baṭhiṇḍā district of the Punjab, is sacred to Gurū Tegh Bahādur, who halted here for a night during his travels across the Mālvā region. The shrine built inside the village to commemorate the visit, called Gurdwārā Nauviṅ Pātshāhī, comprises a flat-roofed hall with a vaulted ceiling. The Gurū Granth Sāhib is seated in it on a canopied platform. Besides daily worship, special gatherings take place to mark the birth anniversaries of Gurū Nānak and Gurū Gobind Siṅgh and the martyrdom anniversary of Gurū Tegh Bahādur.


    Faujā Siṅgh, Gurū Tegh Bahādur : Yātrā Asthān, Pramparāvāṅ te Yād Chinn. Patiala, 1976

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