ḌERĀ SĀHIB, GURDWĀRĀ, commonly pronounced Ḍehrā Sāhib is located in the revenue limits of Lohar village, 10 km east of Naushahrā Panvāṅ (31º-20'N, 74º-57'E), in Amritsar district of the Punjab. It marks the site of a village called Paṭṭheviṇḍ where Gurū Nānak's ancestors had lived. Gurū Nānak himself often visited the village. An old well within the Gurdwārā compound is said to be the one near which he had once stopped. The shrine was first established by Gurū Hargobind (1595-1644), who also had the nearby pond converted into a sarovar or holy tank. The construction of the present complex, including the renovation of the sarovar, was carried out by Sant Gurmukh Siṅgh Sevāvāle (1849-1947). Situated inside a high-walled enclosure, the Gurdwārā comprises a high-ceilinged dīvān hall with the domed sanctum at one end and a marbled terrace in front. It is administered by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee through a local committee. Besides the celebration of major Sikh anniversaries, a three-day fair is held to mark the festival of Māghī, the first of the Bikramī month of Māgh (mid-January).

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