KHAṆḌŪR, village 23 km southwest of Ludhiāṇā, has an historical shrine dedicated to Gurū Hargobind who visited the site in the course of his travels in these parts. The Gurdwārā is located inside the village and consists of a Mañjī Sāhib, the sanctum, and a dīvān hall. The sanctum, which is of older construction than the hall, is a domed square room with a narrow covered passage around its three sides and glass-panelled sliding doors on the fourth, opening on the hall. It has a marble floor and its walls are lined with flowered glazed tiles in white, green and pink. The Gurdwārā is managed by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee, through a local committee. Besides the daily prayers and kīrtan, a largely attended gathering takes place on the first of every Bikramī month.


  1. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurduāriāṅ. Amritsar, n.d.
  2. Tārā Siṅgh, Srī Gurū Tīrath Saṅgrahi. Kankhal, 1975

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)