MĀĪSAR KHĀNĀ, an old village 10 km west of Mauṛ Kalāṅ (30º-4'N, 75º-14'E) in the Baṭhiṇḍā district of the Punjab, is sacred to Gurū Tegh Bahādur, who, during his travels in these parts, made a brief halt here by the side of a small pool, called Māīsar. To mark the spot where the Gurū had alighted from his horse, Sikhs raised a platform over which a Gurdwārā was later constructed. The present Gurdwārā Sāhib Pātshāhī Nauvīṅ, built in the 1970's still preserves the old platform in the basement. Over it stands the sanctum within a square hall, with a verandah on three sides. The building is topped by a pinnacled lotus dome. The old pool is still there. It was subsequently called Tittarsar in the belief that the Gurū had granted liberation to a tittar, partridge, here. But now a separate Gurdwārā Tittarsar has come up 2 km to the southeast of the village. It is dedicated to Gurū Gobind Siṅgh.

         Gurdwārā Sāhib Pātshāhī Nauvīṅ, as the shrine inside the village is called, owns 12 acres of land and is administered by a local committee under the auspices of the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee.


  1. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurduāriāṅ. Amritsar, n.d.
  2. Narotam, Tārā Siṅgh, Srī Gurū Tīrath Saṅgrahi, Kankhal, I975

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)