KHĀRĀ, village 7 km northwest of Tarn Tāran (31º-27'N, 74º-56'E) along the Amritsar-Tarn Tāran road, has two historical gurdwārās dedicated to Gurū Arjan (1563-1606), who sojourned here while the sarovar at Tarn Tāran was being dug.

        GURDWĀRĀ MAÑJĪ SĀHIB located inside the village marks the house where Gurū Arjan used to stay. The shrine, a marble-floored hall with the sanctum at the far end, was constructed in 1925. Above the sanctum where the Gurū Granth Sāhib is seated on a canopied marble throne are two storeys of square rooms with a pinnacled dome on top. Near the southeastern corner of the building is an old well said to have been dug during the Gurū's stay in the village. A basement room, circular in shape and about 3 metres across with a supporting column in the centre of it, is said to be the spot where the Gurū had sat in meditation.

        GURDWĀRĀ DUKHNIVĀRAN SĀHIB, about 200 metres south of the village, is an octagonal room with a brick-paved terrace in front of it. To the east of it is the 15 metre square sarovar, originally a pond converted into a bathing tank during the time of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. There is another small sarovar, octagonal in shape, near the entrance gate.

         Both these gurdwārās are affiliated to the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee.

Gurnek Siṅgh