KHARAK BHŪRĀ, a large village in Jīnd district of Haryāṇā, was visited by Gurū Tegh Bahādur, who stayed here overnight while journeying from Dhamdhān to Jīnd. An old one-roomed shrine called Gurdwārā Mañjī Sāhib Naumī Pātshāhī exists to the east of the village. It is a small domed room, with the Gurū Granth Sāhib seated on a podium in the centre. Near by is the modern adjunct of the Gurdwārā, a flat-roofed building consisting of an assembly hall and a verandah on two-sides. The Gurdwārā is affiliated to the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee and is administered by the local managing committee at Jīnd, which appoints a granthī or Scripture-reader, who also acts as the custodian of the shrine and of the lands attached to it. There are no Sikh families in the village.


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

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)