GHANAUR JAṬṬĀṄ, locally called Ṭall Ghanaur, village on the left bank of the Ghaggar Branch of the Sirhind canal, about 30 km southeast of Saṅgrūr (30º14'N, 75º-50'E) in the Punjab, is sacred to Gurū Hargobind and Gurū Tegh Bahādur. A small domed Mañjī Sāhib commemorates the visits of the Gurūs. Two karīr trees, one in the circumambulatory passage and the other in the compound, believed to have sprouted from the wooden posts to which Gurū Hargobind had tethered his horse, are held in veneration by the villagers. With the construction of a much bigger gurdwārā across the canal by Mahant Pañjāb Siṅgh and Mahant Mehar Siṅgh, this historical old shrine has fallen into a state of comparative neglect and the ancillary rooms for the laṅgar and for lodging pilgrims lie unused. Yet the Gurū Granth Sāhib is seated in the Mañjī Sāhib and is served by the village saṅgat.


  1. Tārā Siṅgh, Srī Gur Tīrath Saṅgrahi. Amritsar, n.d.
  2. Ṭhākar Siṅgh, Giānī, Srī Gurduāre Darshan. Amritsar, 1923

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)