MOṄGHYR, pronounced Muṅgher (25º-22'N, 86º-30'E), a district town in Bihār, 170 km east of Paṭnā Sāhib, has an historical shrine dedicated to Gurū Tegh Bahādur, who stayed here during his tour of the eastern districts in 1666. It is called Gurdwārā Pakkī Saṅgat and is located in Bāzār area close to the old fort. The old building, seriously damaged in the 1934 earthquake, was reconstructed in 1934-35. It is a flat-roofed rectangular room, with a verandah in the front, in which the Gurū Granth Sāhib is kept. A bedstead and a pillow, said to have been used by Gurū Tegh Bahādur, are also displayed in this room as sacred relics. The shrine is maintained by Brāhmaṇ priests.


  1. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurduāriāṅ . Amritsar, n.d.
  2. Narotam, Tārā Siṅgh, Srī Gurū Tīrath Saṅgrahi [Reprint]. Kankhal, 1975
  3. Trilochan Singh, Gurū Tegh Bahadur : Prophet and Martyr . Delhi, 1967

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)