HAR RĀIPUR, a village 19 km north of Baṭhiṇḍā (30º-14'N, 74º-59'E), is sacred to Gurū Har Rāi, who once stopped here during his travels across the Mālvā region. The old name of the village, still current in popular usage, was Bhokhṛī. It was changed during the late 1960's to Har Rāipur in honour of Gurū Har Rāi. Gurū Gobind Siṅgh is also said to have visited Bhokhṛī. The present building of Gurdwārā Srī Gurū Har Rāi Sāhib, 400 metres to the northwest of the village, was constructed in 1928. It consists of a hall, in front of the domed sanctum, half-octagonal in shape. Gurū kā Laṅgar and residential rooms are in an adjacent compound. A sarovar and a pavilion for larger gatherings have been added in recent years. The Gurdwārā is under the control of the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee, but the land attached to it is still in the possession of the former mahant.

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)